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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




ISO/IEC 17024 Implementation Around the World

October 6, 2016  | By  | 2 Comments

ISO/IEC 17024: Conformity Assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons was originally published by the International Organization... View Article




First, Second and Third Party: What Does it Mean in Certification of Persons?

September 28, 2016  | By  | 4 Comments

ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons is a standard designed to be used... View Article




Multiple Choice Items – Can You Guess for Success?

September 23, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

Co-authored by Joy Matthews-López and David Cox One of the most common criticisms of the standard multiple-choice (MC) item format... View Article