Presented at ATP Innovations in Testing Conference 2018, San Antonio, TX

As measurement science continues to evolve, a wide variety of assessment models and formats are emerging, especially within the context of recertification. These new and innovative types of recertification assessments deviate from more traditional high stakes assessments in many critical ways (e.g., purpose, stakes, frequency, testing environment, availability of resources), but they still require the setting of performance standards. And these performance standards have important implications for the certifying organizations, their certificants, and the public. In this session, we will outline several new recertification assessment models, discuss the unique standard setting challenges presented by each model, and describe the ways in which those challenges were addressed.

Robert Furter, American Board of Pediatrics
Brett Foley, Alpine Testing Solutions
Josh Goodman, National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants