ICE 2018 – Cut to the Core

Austin skyline with bridge

At the 2018 ICE conference, Jaime and Chad presented with Grady Colson Barnhill from the NCCPA.  ACS completed a job analysis for physician assistance with NCCPA and this session focused on how the results from this job analysis were used to identify the foundation or core concepts necessary to include the credentialing examination.    (more…)

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CLEAR 2018 – Know the Score

arch bridge over water and rocks in the bushes

At the 2018 CLEAR conference in Philadelphia, Susan discussed some fundamental principles regarding score reporting to candidates.  The paper discussed best practices that should be followed in the development of any score reporting program as well as some common pitfalls that organizations frequently encounter and how to avoid them.  (more…)

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ICE 2015 – Cognitive Labs for New Items

Portland, Oregon bridge , Cathedral Park

At the 2015 ICE conference, Susan, along with Jared Zurn from NCARB, presented a paper focused on the development of new item types.  Jared and Susan discussed ways that cognitive labs could be used to streamline the process of piloting new items and also provide critical information for the program. (more…)

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CLEAR 2015 – Score Reporting

Boston panorama, sail boat

At the 2015 CLEAR conference, Susan discussed legal and fairness issues associated with score reporting.  Susan was joined by Peter Mackey from the CFA Institute.  A number of critical questions about score reporting were addressed as well as reviewing critical standards that need to be met. (more…)

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NCME 2015 – Independent Evaluation

Birds eye view of New York and Brooklin bridge

At the 2015 NCME conference, Drew participated in a session focused on the completion of independent evaluations of assessment programs.  His presentation discussed completing a “formative evaluation” which is focused on program improvement.  The results and findings are a little less formal, and are primarily used internally to help set priorities and allocate resources. (more…)

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