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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blockchain is being implemented in the credentialing space for things like digital badging and learning community management systems. This article provides a basic understanding of this emerging technology and its potential applications for security in credentialing practices.
When it comes to gaining insight into the health of your programs or identifying areas of improvement, few approaches are better than a data-based analysis. Learn how ICE’s new interactive tool, the Business of Certification Benchmarks, can help achieve this and why your participation is critical.
On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, impacting organizations that process EU citizens' data. Learn what GDPR could mean for you, plus download a sample Privacy Notice template from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Organizations are often hesitant to be active on social media because, in addition to creating content, they have to manage feedback from their audience - which can be unpredictable. Knowing social media is a valuable opportunity to engage your audience, however, how can you make it work?
The ICE R&D Committee keeps pace with cutting-edge trends and best practices in credentialing, in order to keep the larger community informed. We spoke with John Wickett, R&D Committee Chair, to learn how the group operates, highlights from 2017 and see what they have in store this year.
Adaptive testing seeks to change the way people are measured by making tests more efficient and effective. Discover how algorithms optimize tests to the individual, allowing for greater security and savings.
A well-conducted job analysis study allows a credentialing program to confidently assert that the content of their examination aligns with the necessary knowledge, skills, or competencies required of a job.
The path to National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation is a complex yet rewarding journey. Learn how awareness of common roadblocks can not only lead to success, but create a commitment to best practices and ongoing improvement.
The establishment of practice standards and competency domains provides a foundation for the profession and a framework for continuing education. Assessment of knowledge and skills competency serve as the basis for many certifications and credentialing programs.
Learn about the ICE Research and Development committee’s activities, what’s on the horizon and the benefits of such research from John Wickett (2018 committee chair) and Patricia Muenzen (2019 committee chair).
What was the state of ICE in 2018, and where is the association headed in 2019? Learn more in this video message from Denise Roosendaal, ICE executive director, Johnna Gueorguieva, ICE chair, and Lisa Sallstrom, ICE vice chair.
In 2018, more than a dozen public members attended the ICE Exchange. Two of them – Kevin Harris and Ben Klein – are bright, energetic millennials who conveyed their enthusiasm about being public members during a joint interview at the conference in Austin.
Cynthia Durley, MEd, MBA, was the 2018 recipient of the ICE Lifetime Achievement Award. In this interview, Durley recounts her more than 35 years’ experience with ICE, how she first entered the field and her advice for what it takes to be a good mentor.
How do professionals find their way to a career in credentialing? More often than not, it’s a field that individuals don’t know exist until they’re taken by the hand and pulled in. In this message from the ICE Chair, Johnna Gueorguieva reflects on her own journey to a career in credentialing.