European Parliament Library

Testing in the professions, credentialing policies and practice, edited by Susan Davis-Becker and Chad W. Buckendahl

Testing in the professions, credentialing policies and practice, edited by Susan Davis-Becker and Chad W. Buckendahl
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Testing in the professions
Nature of contents
Oclc number
Responsibility statement
edited by Susan Davis-Becker and Chad W. Buckendahl
Series statement
NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment Book Series
Sub title
credentialing policies and practice
"Testing in the Professions focuses on current practices in credentialing testing as a guide for practitioners. With a broad focus on the key components, issues, and concerns surrounding the test development and validation process, this book brings together a wide range of research and theory -- from design and analysis of tests to security, scoring, and reporting. Written by leading experts in the field of measurement and assessment, each chapter includes authentic examples as to how various practices are implemented or current issues observed in credentialing programs. The volume begins with an exploration of the various types of credentialing programs as well as key differences in the interpretation and evaluation of test scores. The next set of chapters discusses key test development steps, including test design, content development, analysis, and evaluation. The final set of chapters addresses specific topics that span the testing process, including communication with stakeholders, security, program evaluation, and legal principles. As a response to the growing number of professions and professional designations that are tied to testing requirements, Testing in the Professions is a comprehensive source for up-to-date measurement and credentialing practices."
Table Of Contents
1. Credentialing : a continuum of measurement theories, policies, and practices / Chad W. Buckendahl -- 2. A validation framework for credentialing tests / Michael T. Kane, Brian E. Clauser, and Joanne Kane -- 3. Test design : laying out the roadmap / Susan Davis-Becker and Timothy J. Muckle -- 4. Specifying the content of credentialing examinations / Amanda L. Clauser and Mark Raymond -- 5. Content development and review / Cynthia G. Parshall and Belinda Brunner -- 6. Estimating, interpreting, and maintaining the meaning of test scores / Walter D. Way and Kathleen A. Gialluca -- 7. Data and scale analysis for credentialing examinations / Richard M. Luecht -- 8. Communication with candidates and other stakeholders / Ellen R. Julian and Brian Bontempo -- 9. Security issues in professional certification/licensure testing / James A. Wollack and Gregory J. Cizek -- 10. Using standards to evaluate credentialing programs / Lawrence J. Fabrey -- 11. Legal issues for credentialing examination programs / S.E. Phillips
Mapped to