Scantron’s assessment experts and psychometricians are highly experienced, industry-leading experts.
They’re widely recognized globally through shared leadership positions with the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and the Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR).
Scantron’s assessment and psychometric expertise is widely recognized and has been solicited for leading publications such as Certification: An ICE Handbook, the revised Joint Technical Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, published by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment jointly published by the Association of Test Publishers and the Council of Chief State School Officers
Our experts are available to clients for assessment and psychometric consultation on virtually any aspect of examination creation, policies and procedures.
As part of a feasibility study or a stand-alone process, Scantron psychometricians can determine what type of examination best fits the skill set a client wishes to measure. In addition, they can provide guidance on which type of examination best fits the candidates’ and the client’s time frame, budget, and goals.
Policies and Procedures Manuals
Our assessment experts and psychometricians can help prepare policies and procedures manuals to govern the actions of an organization’s staff and candidates; issues that are addressed include application processes, content challenges, testing procedures, boards of directors, etc.
Standards Compliance/Accreditation Support
The assessment and psychometric staff at Scantron is well versed in third-party accreditation standards including ANSI, ABSNC, American College of Education, and NCCA.
Research Studies/Feasibility Studies
Scantron can provide ongoing recommendations on existing certification programs, emerging issues in testing and certification, and other research projects. If for any reason a client decides to conduct a feasibility study before beginning or changing a certification program, we can help with consultation, surveys, focus groups, industry research, and more.
The assessment experts and psychometricians at Scantron can review an organization’s existing testing policies and programs and recommend ways to bring them into line with current industry standards and applicable laws.
Expert Guidance and Support
Scantron’s assessment experts and psychometricians use traditional and modern testing theory to determine if examinations are structured so that valid decisions can be made based on test results. They analyze scoring data to help improve examination quality, and to determine if some items are too easy or too difficult. They determine whether any items reflect bias against a particular group and recommend rewriting or discarding such questions. And, they are trained to develop and validate assessment tools that measure whether or not a professional can perform his or her job-related duties with competence.