Certification and licensing

The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999), published by the American Educational Research Association, recommend the use of 'special' statistics when the measurement process involves the use of cut scores. Mastery, licensing, and certification tests are examples of applications which typically use cut scores, often on a pass-fail basis.

Lertap 5 produces all of the 'special' statistics recommended in the Standards, and then some. We've got a whiz-bang, top-flight paper which you'll not want to miss if you hope to make the cut.

NCCA, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, has a special report form used to summarize results from mastery (or pass/fail) exams. A paper which indicates how Lertap's output links in with the information requested by NCCA is here.

Lelp (Lertap help) has these topics covered too.

The screen snapshot below displays part of Lertap 5's report for a certification test.