Your Organization’s Examination Cannot Be Valid

Are you using terms like validity and reliability correctly? Are you practicing care when communicating about credentialing programs that are  based on examination results? This article will help you think twice.

Breaking Down Commonly Used Psychometric Terms: Validity, Reliability and Fairness

Whether you work with a psychometrician or you are one yourself, it’s important for credentialing professionals of all backgrounds to understand psychometric terms. In this article,  we share visual explanations of three most commonly used terms: validity, reliability and fairness.

Granting or Denying Testing Accommodation Requests: How to Draw the Line

Credentialing organizations have an obligation to offer exams that meet the needs of persons with disabilities. Failing to meet such an obligation can cause legal issues, but providing the wrong accommodations can undermine the integrity and validity of exam results. How do you walk this fine line?

A Look Back at the 2018 ICE Exchange

This year’s ICE Exchange, held in Austin, Texas, from Nov. 6-9, was the most highly attended in ICE history. Session rooms were held with captive attention, while in between, hallways were buzzing with conversation and the exchange of ideas.

An Update on the ICE 1100 Standards Revision

In December 2017, ICE publicly announced its intention to revise the ICE 1100 Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs, and the community is invited to participate in public review. Learn more about the process, the state of revisions to date and how you can participate.

Using Nudges to Improve the Credentialing Program

When people want to take action but have difficulty following through, behavioral design tools called “nudges” can help. Learn how you can use nudges in assessment to support examinees, subject-matter experts and other stakeholders in taking actions they already want to do.

How Secure is Your Exam? A Q&A with ICE Exchange Presenter Katie Gottwaldt

When was the last time you checked in on the security of your organization’s exams? As technology evolves, so do tactics of those trying to thwart efforts to keep tests and intellectual property as secure as possible.

How to Start a New Certification

Setting up a new high-quality certification program takes time, resources and a considerable amount of planning. This article will provide a roadmap of recommended steps organizations may wish to consider during strategic planning of a new certification program.

Using Data Forensics to Detect Cheating: An Illustration

Data forensics can be a valuable tool to help identify test security breaches and irregular testing behavior, and it can be used to trigger a test-security investigation. In this article, we look at a few methods that can be used to help detect such instances of cheating.

5 Things You Should Know About Stackable Credentials

The popularity of stackable credentials offer promise toward closing the skills gap that many U.S. companies seem to face. However, there are differing definitions of what stackable credentials are. This article attempts to clarify and dispel some of the myths according to widely-recognized sources.


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