This chapter covers examination development, identifying the professional standards related to examination development and describing examination development as an onging endeavor that requires process management and control tools. The chapter is organized around two stages of examination development: design and construction.
This chaptercovers performance testing methodologies, recommending practices in order for performance tests to meet NCCA Standards along with associated samples. This chapter addresses performance test design, types, and construction and is designed to present performance test design considerations including pschomotor, affective, and cognitive testing; context-based testing; criterion referenced testing; and process results testing.
This chaptercovers recertification & continuing competency. Its purpose is to explore the goals and concepts underlying recertification, introduce a number of recertification methods and processes, and identify the challenges certifiers face in promoting continuing competence. In addition, the chapter describes issues certifiers should consider when selecting and implementing recertification processes.
This chapter discusses how the paper-and-pencil and computer adminstration of achievement tests used for credentialing purposes can be designed to achieve the greatest consistency and accuracy possible.
This chapter describes "best practice" guidelines available for setting performance standards, to review the numerous methodologies that are available to certification bodies to set performance standards for their certification programs, to compare the available methodologies to methods being used in practice by NCCA accredited programs, and to provide additional guidance and suggestions about standard setting.