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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




What is a Psychometrician?

January 25, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

A psychometrician is a professional who practices the science of measurement, or psychometrics.  Psychometrics is the field of science associated... View Article




Reader Favorites: 2016’s Top 5 Posts

January 18, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2017 with a look back at our most popular 2016 posts. If you missed... View Article




Happy Holidays from PTI

December 21, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

From our PTI family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a Happy New Year! Check back... View Article




Audio – Why, When, and How to Use This Item Type

December 16, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

Overview In a typical Audio (AU) item a sound file is included within the stem of a multiple choice item,... View Article




Subject Matter Experts – Managing them as a Valuable Asset

December 13, 2016  | By  | 

Co-authored by Vincent Lima and David Cox. In addition to their mission critical human capital contributions, Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)... View Article




Write Item Variants to Save Money and Improve Test Quality

December 6, 2016  | By  | 

An item variant is simply a new test item that is based on an existing test item. Writing item variants... View Article




Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Credentials

November 9, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

When looking to create a new credential and subsequent exam, one would seek assistance from a leader in the industry. A... View Article




Microcredentials: Insights from Several Organizations

October 19, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

  During the recent E-ATP conference, Dr. Reed Castle and I had the opportunity to talk with participants about their... View Article




What is Measurement Error and What is its Relationship to Reliability?

October 13, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

When discussing the statistical properties of an exam, one may hear the term “error” or measurement error used by psychometricians.... View Article