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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Testing Accommodations

July 11, 2017  | By  | Leave a 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




Testimonials Speak Volumes

March 30, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

It seems like YouTube videos have been around since the Internet materialized. In recent years, various video sharing platforms such... View Article




What are Pretest Questions and Why Do We Use Them?

March 22, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

Pretest questions, also referred to as pilot or beta questions, do not count towards candidate’s scores but do provide useful... View Article




Managing Low-Volume Examination Programs: Where Theory Meets Reality

March 15, 2017  | By  | 1 Comment

By Christine Depascale, MS, and Joy Matthews-López, PhD Low-volume examination programs face challenges that don’t necessarily apply to mid- to large-volume... View Article




Action Design for Instruction and Assessment

March 1, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

There are many areas of life where people have the desire to take actions, but have difficulty following through. This... View Article