Increasing the ROI of Your Item Writing Process
Thursday, February 16, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
This program will go over the different options and best management practices associated with the development of psychometrically validated and criterion-referenced examinations by credentialing bodies.
Chad Buckendahl, Ph.D. is a Partner with ACS Ventures, LLC. His research interests include test evaluation, legal issues, standard setting, and validity. Dr. Buckendahl has designed and led validation studies for programs in education, licensure, and certification. He regularly presents research at conferences and contributes to professional literature through white papers, journal articles, and book chapters. He currently serves on technical advisory committees in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom for diverse education, certification, and licensure programs; editorial boards for peer reviewed journals; and on the Coalition of Registered Exercise Professionals. He has previously served on volunteer committees for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), Association of Test Publishers (ATP), National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), and International Test Commission (ITC).
Nikki Eatchel is Prometric's Chief Assessment Officer. Nikki has more than 25 years of knowledge and experience in comprehensive assessment design and delivery, psychometric analysis and reporting, and global testing strategy. She leads the Test Development Services consulting practice to ensure the delivery of quality assessments and psychometric services to Prometric clients and oversee the growth and innovation strategy across exam products.
Nikki is active in numerous industry associations and served as Chair of the Board for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) in 2017, as well as chairing the ATP Security Committee from 2011-2014. She presented over 60 papers and presentations at such conferences as the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), E-ATP, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR). Nikki holds a Master's in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California at Davis.