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What is the Future of Test Development?

BALTIMORE, Feb. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, will meet with industry leaders during the ATP Innovations in Testing 2013 Annual Conference to discuss the advancements, opportunities and challenges taking place within test development. Prometric is a Platinum sponsor of the three-day conference hosted in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, scheduled February 3 to 6.

"Prometric's vision for the future of test development provides test sponsors with solutions that are more secure, inclusive and cost effective, while operating over multiple technology platforms and bringing exams to market in less time," said Stephen Williams, Senior Vice President of Test Development for Prometric. "Late last year, we introduced MyItemWriter to the market, and our clients are quickly embracing its ability to make item authoring more inclusive — bringing more subject matter experts into the conversation, generating greater insight and cultural awareness and, ultimately, developing richer exam content."

MyItemWriter™ is the first in a family of test development tools soon to be launched by Prometric. The tool is accessible at no cost and is available for download on Prometric.com. MyItemWriter expands the depth of knowledge test sponsors can include in the test development process by leveraging an easy-to-use, cloud-based app.

"The science behind tomorrow's professional competency exams is allowing for greater accessibility across long established barriers," said Williams. "With the growing need for knowledge workers on a global level, our expertise in scalable, content development supports a dynamic, computerized testing environment while ensuring the integrity of the exam content."

Prometric's featured ATP 2013 test development speaking sessions include:

Sponsor Session: Test Development 2.0
Addressing the needs of today's test sponsors; time to market demand, item development costs, advanced item types, test construction complexity, item exposure rates and intellectual property protection.
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Using the Delphi Method for Developing Test Specifications
Presentation examining the morph from traditional job analysis requirements into the Delphi method of consensus attainment and the resulting test specifications.
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Setting Standards of Performance: Meeting the Challenge When an Exam Has Diverse Item Types
Presentation explaining the use of different methodologies for setting cut scores for modules and the procedure for processing the results for either a compensatory or conjunctive model.
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About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programs, as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers nearly 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com

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CONTACT: Kevin Patrick Kane kevin.kane@prometric.com +1-443-455-6170

Source: Prometric