From April 2012
Last week we posted a blog discussing the fun and fabulous Angoff standard setting method. This time around we will talk about the Angoff Bookmark method.
The Bookmark method is a somewhat more intuitive method of standards setting compared to the Angoff method and is appropriate for both fixed exam forms as well as item banks using in Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT).
Download the Yardstick April Psychometrics newsletter and learn about our participation at the 2012 CME Congress in Toronto, the Angoff Standard Setting Approach, and an innovative Yardstick client that is taking advantage of live proctors and screen sharing to expand their existing market base.
The Yardstick Psychometrics 101: Defensibility Boot Camp has received a fantastic response and seats for this exciting event are quickly filling up. Early bird pricing ends soon, so register today and receive a discount on your sign-up fee.
EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS APRIL 15 AT MIDNIGHT!
We are happy to be a donating sponsor of the 2012 Hockey Marathon for the Kids, in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
This exciting and world record breaking event will be held from May 6-16 and will feature volunteers from across Alberta playing hockey for 10 days, 24 hours per day in an effort to break the current world record of 243 hours. All proceeds raised in support of the event will go to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, which will support life saving equipment for PICU and cancer research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
We are looking for a dynamic, master multi-tasker, who has experience managing high stakes relationships! Are you the new Yardsticker?
Yardstick Software is a full-service solution provider for organizations delivering online testing and training. We work with Associations, Licensure and Regulatory organizations, Government, and Educators to set the standards of their separate industries through licensing and certification, training, and testing.
Standard Setting, the business of setting passing scores, (AKA ‘cut scores’), for examinations. The cut score(s) serves to classify candidates into categories; those who score above the cut score are judged to possess the minimum level of proficiency required for inclusion into the category, while those who score below the cut score are deemed not to possess the minimum level of proficiency required, and are classified accordingly.
Ever wonder what type of folks work at Yardstick? Well, one of Yardstick’s Core Values is:
Attract and Empower Great People
…and when we say great, we mean GREAT! Case in point, our new Sales and Operations Coordinator, Cindi Cunningham. Cindi is a talented administrator, a fun-loving family girl, with an easy ability to poke fun at herself.