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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




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




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




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




Tools of the Trade

February 15, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

What is the role of a psychometrician and software in the development and maintenance of a certification examination program? As... View Article




What to Consider When Evaluating Item-Banking Systems

February 2, 2017  | By  | 1 Comment

One of the most important decisions a credentialing organization will make is the selection of an item-banking system for its... View Article