How to Develop the Right Test Content for your Certification Programme
Valid, reliable and fair test content is central to providing the quality and assurance required from certification programmes and this can only be achieved through a rigorous test development process. One that involves numerous steps, plus the engagement of multiple subject matter experts (SMEs) and psychometric and test development specialists.
The purpose of any testing programme is to assess the fundamental skills and knowledge a test taker needs to be successful in their career. Test content is critical to validating those skills and assuring employers an individual is capable of the job. The consequences of poorly designed test content are serious.
In their new guide How to Develop the Right Test Content for your Certification program, PSI outline top tips, advice and best practice examples for the test content process and development lifecycle as well as the key steps and experts who need to be included in the development of certification test content.
They also share case studies from long-standing clients whom they support on an ongoing basis, such as the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), ISACA, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)