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Credentialing: Practical Analytics and Psychometrics

  • 07 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • One day, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm , simultaneously live & online,


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Practical Analytics & Psychometrics

One day 11:00 to 5:30 Central Time; simultaneously live & online.
Limited Enrollment = 20

The practicum-based workshop is offered as a two live 1/2-day program. Attendees may also join virtually.  It is for the lay person involved in credentialing. This workshop provides skills in using analytics and psychometrics for credentialing and assessments along with guidance on working more effectively with psychometricians and evaluation professionals. 

Intended audience
  1. Managers and professionals who make decisions related to the application of psychometrics and who engage psychometricians
  2. Professionals who want a better understanding of psychometrics so they can be  better consumers of the services


Given a mandate to oversee or develop a credential and require psychometric and analytic services, you will learn to:

  • Make sampling decisions that support your credentialing mandate
  • Select a defensible method for setting a pass score that best meets your needs
  • Identify the need for policies and procedures to reduce administrative error
  • Judge the validity of an assessment based on assessment data
  • Interpret item analyses and test results
  • Judge the efficacy of an assessment instrument
  • Design and conduct validation studies
  • Partner with measurement professionals in ways that protect your interests
  • Respond to challenges to the validity and defense ability of your credential
Books and Materials

The fee includes an electronic copy of the Practical Analytics & Psychometrics Workbook for Credentialing Professionals.   The workbook contains instructions and guidelines.


Topic Outline for the Practical Analytics & Psychometrics Workshop


  • Definition of analytics, psychometrics, and evaluation
  • Emergence of new players and new methods in analytic, psychometric, and evaluation services
  • Threats to Internal Integrity: Errors

         –  Sampling 

         –  Administrative

         –  Construct 

  • Critical questions to ask


  • Norm v criterion scales
  • A comparison of seven standard setting methods.
  • Importance & Criticality
  • Item Analysis
  • Open response & performance assessments
  • Critical questions to ask

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