This white paper focuses on exam security for high-stakes exams. Throughout, the authors provide practical business-related considerations for addressing the increasingly complex landscape that assessment organizations face today as they seek to securely navigate the internet.
This 2008 white paper, authored by Donald Balasa, JD, MBA, presents a discussion of the legal issues that should be taken into consideration by: (1) professional certifying bodies when determining eligibility pathways for their examinations; and (2) academic accrediting bodies when determining which certification examinations are acceptable for measuring graduate achievement from the programs they accredit.
This 2009 white paper, authored by Joan Knapp, PhD and Paul Grace, MS, CAE, describes the nature of the certification business and identifies the antecedents for having a successful program. The paper is targeted to certification staff or Board members who are considering starting a program, adding credentials to an existing program, changing key program features, discontinuing a program, or wishing to maintain or enhance the success of an existing program.
This 2010 white paper, authored by Clifford H. Donath and Anthony T. Baratta, provides a practical and operational introduction to good practices in defining the necessary safeguards in obtaining and protecting important program information and intellectual property.
his 2011 white paper, authored by Timothy Muckle, PhD, will explore a number of facets of the foray into the development of innovative item formats by one credentialing organization (National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, or NBCRNA).
In addition to summarizing the implementation of alternative item types, the paper will discuss overall benefits of the project, with a particular focus on value added to the credential, as well as lessons learned and recommendations for decision-making for other organizations.