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Can a Document Control System Help Your Certification Program?

November 10, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

We’ve all noticed the change in the composition of companies today. Projects are completed by teams comprised of members located... View Article




Automating the Test Publication Process—Getting Started

October 26, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

The test publication process involves many steps, from form assembly to translation services to Subject Matter Expert (SME) reviews to,... View Article




Ensuring Equivalence for Exam Form Difficulty Variations

October 12, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

One of the predominant goals a psychometrician strives to achieve is the development of a fair assessment program. The subject of this post is to discuss creating equivalence for exam form difficulty variations.




Understanding Terminology Related to Computer Based Testing (CBT) and Remote Testing

September 19, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

Certification organizations have several options for test administration. Understanding the terms associated with the various modes of computer-based testing can... View Article




The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Testing Accommodations

July 11, 2017  | By  | 1 Comment

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to fairly compete for and pursue... View Article




Is it Time to Drop Option D? Considerations for Choosing the Three-Option Multiple Choice Item

June 29, 2017  | By  | 1 Comment

Four-option multiple choice items are the most common item type used for credentialing exams.  These item types are chosen by... View Article




Key Considerations for Translating Examinations and Pitfalls to Avoid

June 9, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

We recently provided a few broad “considerations” on the topic of translation of exams for cultural adaptation to a client.... View Article




Ensuring Impartial Assessment in Recertification

May 19, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

At the recent Mid-Term International Accreditation Forum – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (IAF-ILAC) meeting, a forum where accreditation bodies around... View Article




Alternatives to Traditional Form Assembly and Delivery: An Overview of CBT, LOFT and CAT

May 5, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

by Joy Matthews-López, PhD, and Vince Maurelli, MSc How forms are assembled and delivered are important components of an exam program’s... View Article




Who Accredits the Accreditor?

April 20, 2017  | By  | 1 Comment

Who accredits the accreditor? I was just recently asked this question.  To answer this question, we must go back and... View Article