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.
During fall 2012, the Management Practices Subcommittee of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Research and Development (R&D) Committee conducted a survey to learn more about the practice of managing a certification organization. The survey was designed to determine how management of certification organizations might differ from membership-based associations and other kinds of organizations. The Management Practices Survey Report reveals the backgroud, methodology, and objectives of the survey and reports the outcomes and observations.
ICE's Research & Development (R&D) committee noted the limited guidance and resources available on how to set eligibility requirements. To meet this need, the committee conducted interviews with existing certification programs, completed a thorough review of the topic, and produced the Eligibility Requirements Report. The report provides a glimpse of industry perspectives and best practices, alongside a review of the policies in place for determining credential eligibility and the methods for setting and changing these requirements.