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Action Design Approaches For Survey Administration

December 14, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

Action design is a set of tools aimed at making it easy for users to take an action or make... View Article




Why Report Scaled Scores?

November 30, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

Raw Scores vs. Scaled Scores When reporting examination scores, one of the big decisions that must be made is on... View Article




Can a Document Control System Help Your Certification Program?

November 10, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

We’ve all noticed the change in the composition of companies today. Projects are completed by teams comprised of members located... View Article




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 term... View Article




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




The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Testing Accommodations

July 11, 2017  | By  | 2 Comments

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  | 1 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