Rest assured that validity is at the heart of all of our psychometric and test development solutions. And that our solutions take into consideration industry standards and guidelines such as:
The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2014) jointly sponsored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs sponsored by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Standards Organization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17024
ICE 1100 : 2010(E) - Standards for Assessment-Based of Certificate Programs from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
Validity is the degree to which evidence and theory support the interpretations of test scores for proposed uses of tests.
Source: American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education (2014). Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Washington, DC: AERA
Figure 1 illustrates our general approach to test development and validation. Each task is an opportunity to establish and bolster validity. Each task is also related to and dependent upon other tasks as well as your program’s specific requirements and constraints. By deliberately considering these relationships and the potential impact to validity during the execution of each task, we are able to effectively guide and support your organization in the development and maintenance of your testing programs. Let us help you navigate this important process within the context of your program’s goals, needs, and constraints. We’d be thrilled to get to know you and have an opportunity to apply our experience and expertise on behalf of your program.
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Did You Know?
The U.S. Department of Justice has published proposed amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act. These changes could have a direct impact on the credentialing and assessment industry. The proposed changes can be found at www.ada.gov.