Leverage our experience to ensure sound psychometric practices for every phase of the test development cycle. We’ll help you understand what needs to be done to develop defensible tests and how to implement them in a cost-efficient manner.
Increase Test Security
Our psychometricians have specific expertise in psychometric forensics, designed to flag suspicious candidates or groups. Or detect in real time, directly from our testing platform, using our automated forensics report.
Allow our team to assist in the maze of accreditation requirements. From policies and procedures to candidate processing and cut score setting to program expansion, we’ve seen it all before. Our dedicated experts will assist in setting your organization up for success.
Comprehensive Psychometric Analytics
We leverage the best of both classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT), multiplying it via principles of machine learning and AI, to deeply understand your data and provide actionable recommendations.
Job Analysis is a scientific study of just what a job entails. What do workers do? What knowledge, skills, abilities, or other things (KSAOs) are required to do the job? This information is obviously essential if you want to test people on whether they are prepared for the job or profession.
This can be done with a focus group or a widespread survey. Results are statistically analyzed, and that analysis is used to derive test blueprints or test specifications.
It’s obviously not defensible to pick an arbitrary round number like 70% as your cutscore. If someone challenges it, what evidence do you have to back it up?
We use sound psychometric practices like the modified-Angoff, Beuk Compromise, Bookmark, and Contrasting Groups methods to help you establish a cutscore that meets professional standards. These typically take both actual test data and subject matter ratings into account.
Sometimes called psychometric reports, this process is designed to evaluate statistics of each item, such as difficulty and discrimination, to determine if they should be retired or revised. Overall test statistics, such as reliability and standard error of measurement, are also evaluated.
If you are doing this process at least annually, you are not meeting best practices or accreditation standards. But don’t worry, we can help! In addition to performing these analyses for you, you also have the option of running them yourself in our FastTest platform, or using our psychometric software like Iteman and Xcalibre.