Scantron has built an excellent reputation for the development of high-stakes examinations and practice tests.
For fields ranging from engineering to medical technology to physical fitness, Scantron develops tests for the certification or licensure of professionals, to assess the knowledge and skills of employees for training purposes or as a pre-employment check for potential hires. Scantron’s assessment services provide quality and consistent assessment development solutions that are reliable and legally defensible.
Scantron’s assessment experts and psychometricians set and follow strict standards as they move from test design to development to scoring. They conduct job and practice analyses to prepare skillful task classifications, construct and conduct surveys and interpret results for examination improvement.
Practice Test Development
Practice tests are designed to help prepare candidates for certification or licensure examinations. Scantron builds practice tests to the same specifications as the actual examinations to give users exposure to examination formats and the types of questions that will be included. Scantron works with its clients to design tests that provide diagnostic or predictive feedback as needed.
Expert Assessment Development Services
Accustomed to the rigors of legal defensibility, Scantron’s assessment experts and psychometricians draw on proven methodologies and cutting-edge theory to produce valid, reliable test results.
We begin with a comprehensive review of the customer’s testing needs and wants. This allows us to develop a unique assessment services approach that aligns with your organizational goals and mission. Our review clearly identifies your organization’s requirements, including exam development, online practice tests, and computer-based testing delivery options. Our experience in high-stakes testing provides you with a highly consultative process for building a certification program or an exam that meets your unique needs.
Putting together a valid, accurate, and legally defensible examination is a painstaking process. We have an excellent reputation for the entire process, including steps such as:
- Subject matter expert recruitment
- Job analysis and role delineation studies
- Survey design and development
- Test specification/blueprint development
- Item development
- Editorial and psychometric review of items
- Item banking and examination assembly
- Test publishing (paper-based, computer-based)
- Test delivery (paper-based, computer-based)
- Examination evaluation and analysis
- Standard setting/equating
- Content validation studies
- Predictive validity studies
- Proctor/rater training programs