This paper provides an introductory overview of standard-setting processes, methods, approaches, challenges, issues, and policies for credentialing organizations.
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 2010 ICE conducted a large scale job analysis, the first in the field, to identify the responsibilities and duties of the credentialing professional. The study consists of the following major phases, which provide the organization of this report: 1) Initial Development and Validation 2) Pilot Study 3) Validation Study, and, 4) Development of Specifications.