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Test-Makers Forge Pact for Concussion Management

By Bryan Toporek — October 22, 2013 1 min read

Two major developers of concussion-management tools have announced a partnership that could expand the way youth-athletes are evaluated for head injuries.

ImPACT Applications Inc., the developer of the ImPACT neurocognitive test, and the maker of the King-Devick Test have partnered to “promote a multidimensional approach to assessing concussions in athletes,” according to the announcement this month.

The ImPACT test aims to guide return-to-play decisions by measuring a student-athlete’s “baseline” during the preseason of his or her sport. The King-Devick Test helps guide remove-from- or return-to-play decisions right on the sideline. Neither is necessarily 100 percent accurate. The hope is that the combination of tests will improve reliability.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 09, 2013 edition of Education Week as Test-Makers Forge Pact For Concussion Management

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