The results of the latest Assessment Alliance survey, Test Development and Test Content Management, are in! The survey was designed to gather information about the test item and test form production and management activities currently being employed by you, Prometric’s clients. The purpose of the survey questions, and the resulting analysis of participants’ responses, was to make determinations about the policies, procedures and best practices that govern test development and test content management of test sponsors across an array of assessments and content areas. The results highlighted the extreme diversity that exists among Prometric’s clients, both in terms of the testing programs themselves as well as the standards and practices that have been defined to govern their test development and test content management efforts.
One thing that the survey demonstrated is that no one part of test development is mutually exclusive from the other pieces. It is clear that test development and test content management is a “life cycle” with the success or effectiveness of each part of the cycle impacting and influencing the other parts.
The full analysis paper can be downloaded by clicking here.