The paper provides an overview of considerations and best practices for incorporating alternative item types into an assessment. The focus of the paper is on credentialing/certification assessments, but many of the same considerations and processes apply to other types of examinations.
The Measuring Non-cognitive Competence Report Task Force was assembled to inform the ICE community on the topic of noncognitive assessment and its relevance to professional credentialing. To this end, this questions and answers document is provided to serve as an initial introduction and to provide references for those interested in a deeper dive into the underlying literature.
This research report documents common methods licensure and certification programs use to establish their programs’ validity.
In early 2011, ICE’s Research and Development Committee convened a Task Force on Ethics to review the ethics processes and documentation for certification programs with the goal of determining whether commonalities exist in practices in this area. After reviewing the codes of ethics or professional conduct for selected certification programs with National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and/or American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation, the Task Force drafted a survey. This report detailing the survey's findings was published by the committee in 2012. 29 pages.
Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1, provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the definitions and constructs of competence and typical continuing competence activities. The report also explores methods for measuring and promoting continuing competence within a certification program.