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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... View Article




Managing Low-Volume Examination Programs: Where Theory Meets Reality

March 15, 2017  | By  | Leave a 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




Intellectual Property Protection for Certification Organizations

February 22, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

By Richard Bar, Esq., Partner, GKG Law Credentialing organizations have unique intellectual property issues that do not apply to other... 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




Calling all Credentialing Organizations: Join a Movement Driving the Future Credentialing Ecosystem

February 8, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

By Roy A. Swift, Ph.D., Executive Director, Workcred What do credentials really mean, anyway? Are they truly valuable or worth... View Article




What to Consider When Evaluating Item-Banking Systems

February 2, 2017  | By  | Leave a 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