Test Development & Psychometrics
Build your exams with confidence.
We excel at developing fair, reliable, and secure exams that you can trust. Our psychometricians collaborate with you to craft a comprehensive test development plan designed to meet your specific program needs and goals.
Test Development Expertise You Can Depend On
Gain assurance with program reviews, audits, and standards compliance.
Gain insight into the effectiveness of your program with the help of our psychometricians, who conduct reviews and audits to identify areas of improvement and recommend next steps. We can also determine whether your program is aligned with testing standards and assist you in preparing accreditation submissions.
Learn more about our test program consultation.
Design and assemble your exams with greater ease.
Get help with all stages of the exam development, assembly, and validation processes, including:
- Job analysis
- Test specification design
- Content creation
- Item reviews with subject matter experts (SMEs)
- Item performance evaluations
- Standard (cut) score determinations
Develop practice analyses and competencies.
The success of any assessment program hinges on identifying the knowledge and skills that test-takers will be measured on. With our help, you can develop competency profiles and test their effectiveness through practice exam analyses.
Set test specifications and build your blueprint.
We work with your SMEs to design an exam blueprint based on competencies. We also consider how heavily each area should be weighted on any given form. Given our expertise, you’re guaranteed an exam that reflects the knowledge and skills necessary for your industry.
Create test content and items.
It takes more than a basic understanding of exam objectives to create test content and develop items. It takes expert, coordinated work. To make sure your exam meets its objectives, you need an item bank that has the right amount and right types of questions.
Learn more about our item writing services.
Translate your exam to extend your reach.
If you need to translate an exam, we’re here to help. We implement a multistep verification process that uses accredited translators, coordinates with your SMEs, and administers a word-by-word quality assurance review. We can also conduct statistical investigations of test fairness using differential item functioning (DIF) tools.
Watch a video about our test translation services.
Have confidence in your scoring and reporting.
After your test-takers finish writing an exam, it’s crucial to calculate their results efficiently and accurately so you can report back to them as soon as possible. Our psychometricians score your exams and provide the results using customized reporting solutions that break down test-taker scores based on competencies, modalities, and more.
Take the guesswork out of your standard (cut) scores.
Determining a cut score is not a decision to make lightly. To have a valid, fair, and defensible exam, you need a well-informed cut score – especially since it’s sometimes the last stop between your test-takers and public safety. We work with you to determine a cut score based on the knowledge and skills your exam is meant to assess.
Learn more about our standard-setting services.
Fortify your content with data forensics and advanced test security.
We can help you analyze test-taker response data and other information to detect cases of unusual test-taking behaviors, which may be the result of misconduct. This data-informed approach allows you to use impartial data to corroborate or refuse other pieces of qualitative data, such as proctor observations, which can indicate isolated or widespread exam security issues.
Simplify and visualize the test development process.
Validity and reliability in your assessment isn’t a want. It’s a requirement – and an important one at that. In this guide, our psychometric team define and illustrate what we call the assessment life cycle – a proven scientific methodology for developing and delivering tests that will perform their best.
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