Presented by: Drs. Manny Straehle & Liberty Munson, AERE
In this presentation, you will learn the basic concepts of psychometrics and test design, development, and administration. The presenters will provide an overview of the steps involved in the exam design and development process, define validity, reliability, and fairness and how each are ensured throughout the process, provide general guidelines and key considerations related to the execution of each step of exam development (virtual versus in person sessions; number of subject matter experts), and discuss the design, development, and delivery requirements of your assessments and exams.
In addition, you will be ensure that your credentialing program meets your programmatic and strategic goals including accreditation requirements (ANSI/ISO/IEC, NCCA, AERE’s Credential Quality Standard). Understanding these concepts will provide the foundation for making better decisions that balance psychometric requirements with the business realities that you face in managing your program (e.g., limited resources, time, budget, and legal risks).
In addition, the presenters will discuss psychometric rules of thumb and shed light on what psychometricians really mean when they say “it depends,” what factors must be considered, and how those factors affect the decision that is made.
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About the Presenters:
Dr. Manfred (Manny) Straehle, GISF is the President and Founder of Assessment, Education, and Research Experts (AERE). With over two decades of active involvement in the credentialing industry; Manny is one of about 20 assessors for the ANSI ISO/IEC 17024:2012 accreditation standards. He possess immense proficiency as a consulting assessment and educational research expert.
Liberty Munson, PhD, is the Lead Psychometrician for Microsoft Worldwide Learning’s technical certification program and the Chief Psychometrics, Assessment, and Research Officer at AERE. Her expertise is centered on ensuring the highest psychometric standards are rigorously applied during all phases of the certification exam lifecycle.