WEB19 Mentor Programs for Effective Item Writing

On-demand Webinar 


Item writers provide integral contributions to the development of high quality examinations. Ensuring their contributions are valuable and that their time is utilized efficiently and effectively can be a challenge. Representatives from two organizations will share their unique approaches on how to utilize mentors for item reviewers. Learn strategies on how to develop and implement your own mentor program to support your item writers. 

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the value of using mentors in an item writer recruitment and writing process
  • Implement components of a mentor program that result in item writer retention and improved item writer performance
  • Determine specific KPIs to track the success of your item writers and their mentors

Format: Webinar
Audience: All levels of credentialing professionals
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, including time for Q&A


Member price: $90
Non-member price: $135

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Alexandra Link, MS, American Council on Exercise

Alexandra Link, MS is a Certification Program Manager for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). ACE is a fitness and health coaching certification organization whose mission is to get people moving. Ms. Link oversees the day-to-day operations, as well as the development, of ACE’s core certification programs. Ms. Link earned her BA in Sports Medicine from University of the Pacific and her MS in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.


Nathan Burns, MS, ATCBoard of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

Nathan Burns, MS, ATC is the Exam Development Manager at the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer. He oversees all aspects of the exam development process, including the high stakes exam, practice exam, and maintenance of competence components. Nathan has experience developing high functioning and productive item writers. He earned his MS in Physical Education from Southwest Minnesota State University.


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