Posts By: Kevin Kane

A Look Behind the Scenes of Client-Centered Global Test Development

Even for the most seasoned professionals in the testing and assessment industry, fully understanding the extensive process from test development to delivery can be challenging. This article gives an overview of how Prometric utilizes a collaborative and consultative …

Second Annual Business Continuity Exercise a Success!

Prometric conducts an annual Disaster Recovery Exercise, the purpose of which is to validate the plans, procedures, and ability of selected Prometric teams who support your test programs to execute their respective business continuity plans and disaster recovery …

New Test Development White Paper Available – Download it today!

For employers, certification of professional staff provides a way to communicate their commitment to excellence in a crowded marketplace. For employees, individual certification provides portable credentials that support employment mobility in an increasingly fluid job market. For customers, …

Speaker Spotlight: Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing Creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for her internationally best-selling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love – written about her soul-searching adventure through Italy, India and Indonesia.  She has written several other novels and articles featured in world-renowned magazines.  Throughout her …

Prometric Wins 2011 Torch Award For Marketplace Excellence

Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the 2011 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Greater Maryland. The Torch Award pays …

Industry Research Report: Test Development

Prometric commissioned a survey of test development professionals responsible for managing their organization’s certification process to understand how professional testing and certification organizations meet their needs and the areas where they experience both success and difficulty. Telephone interviews …

Speaker Spotlight: Dan Ariely

http://danariely.com/

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and is also a visiting professor at MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences. He is a founding member of the …

What is Linear on the Fly Testing?

If you want to have a better understanding of how Linear on the Fly Testing (LOFT) works, we have a new paper available to explain how LOFT works in an easy to understand “case study”-type format.

Using one …

Security Update

In our last few newsletters we’ve outlined Prometric’s investment in multiple security initiatives that span the entire exam lifecycle. We previously highlighted efforts within the areas of Results & Analyses and Test Development & Publishing. In this article …

Presentations from e-ATP

Giving attendees a “behind the scenes” glimpse into unprecedented and groundbreaking test administrations of the past year, Prometric shared information and thought leadership with e-ATP attendees who wanted to learn about scalability, expansion in emerging markets and new …

Monumental Thinking Update

In the spirit of thought-sharing, we have selected Alex Tabarrock for the Monumental Thinker Speaker Spotlight. We’ve highlighted this economist for his innovative and optimistic thinking on how “ideas trump crises.” A featured presentation on TED.com sparked our …

Security Enhancements at Prometric AP&C Sites

Prometric is committed to a strong, secure, testing environment for all candidates visiting one of its test centers.  Over the past few years, Prometric has made several significant investments to further strengthen security in our test centers, including …

Happy Anniversary Prometric Ireland!

Prometric is celebrating its 10th year of establishing corporate operations in Ireland. While Prometric has been delivering computer-based exams in Ireland for well over a decade, the company established its Dublin corporate office 2001 to expand its …

Intelitest Version 3.3 Successfully Released

The latest release to Intelitest has some exciting new functionality built in that will make our test development services even better!

Expanded Statistical Capabilities

  • Provides an automated data feed for classical statistics from RDM (Results Data Management) that

Prometric.com is Getting a Makeover!

The Prometric website will be undergoing a major re-design that will enhance your and your candidates’ experiences! Prometric.com receives approximately 16.5 million visitors annually – and we want to make it easier for each and every one of …

Exploring the Future of Computer Based Testing

What better time to look toward the future of CBT than during our 20th anniversary of delivering computer-based exams? Following on the heels of our 20/20 Vision contest where you submitted your ideas, you might be wondering …

Prometric Awarded Multi-Year Contract with HR Certification Institute

Prometric has been awarded a four-year contract by HR Certification Institute, the internationally recognized leader in certification for human resources (HR) professionals. Prometric will administer HR exams worldwide as HR Certification Institute looks to expand its reach globally.…

Creating Test Centers of the Future

We’re excited to announce that a major re-engineering of our test center hardware is now underway that will make us the first in market with virtualized test centers. Once fully deployed, test center virtualization will give us unmatched …

New IBT Functionality Benefits Clients and Candidates

In mid-April, Prometric released new Internet-Based Testing (IBT) functionality as part of our strategic, phased release that focuses on providing the right security features, the right capabilities and the right test delivery options to you and your exam …

Security Update: Test Development & Publishing

This is the second article in a four-part series.

In our last newsletter we outlined Prometric’s investment in multiple security initiatives that span the entire examination lifecycle. Their combined objectives are to provide maximum protection to intellectual property …

Upgrades to our AP&C Channel

Prometric invests significant time, money and energy making improvements to our global test center network. In 2010 we made a number of improvements to our test center network and we wanted to outline some of those for you …

Assessment Alliance Survey Results are in!

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 …

Security Update!

Prometric shares with our clients a heightened focus on security and quality. In response to that shared commitment, we’ve invested in multiple security initiatives that span the entire Exam Lifecycle. The common objective of these efforts is to …

Upgrades Coming to our IT Channel

There are a handful of key strategic areas on which we’ll be focused this year for the test center network where we deliver IT exams. At Prometric, we view it as our responsibility to provide sites with the …

IBT Outage December 12 – New Features

The Internet-Based Testing (IBT/Prime) System had a scheduled outage on Sunday, December 12, 2010.

This release added a more intuitive user experience for creating Practical Exams, a new optional feature to allow proctors to search for users …

NACADA Summary and Pictures

The National Academic Advising Association Conference, which took place in Florida in early October, was the perfect outlet to showcase our DSST Credit by Examination Program. The academic advisors, who were the primary attendees of the show, are …

AICPA/NASBA International Expansion

The Uniform CPA Examination will be offered outside the 55 U.S. jurisdictions for the first time in its history in 2011. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and Prometric reached …

Disaster Recovery Exercise Results

A couple of times per year, Prometric conducts various business continuity exercises as a way for us to test the effectiveness of our internal disaster recovery and business continuity plans in the case that there were ever a …

Announcing EasyServe Voucher Express Enhancements for IT Clients

EasyServe is the name Prometric gives to technology and process enhancements we take that make it easier for you to work with us. It is an umbrella name for all initiatives that support automation, flexibility and technological convenience. …

Monumental Thinking to be Re-launched in the February 2011 Issue

Monumental Thinking, Prometric’s client community website, was featured in the first issue of the Prometric Today newsletter and will be re-launched in the February 2011 issue.  We believe that through the regular exchange of ideas, Prometric and our …

Scheduled Outage for IBT Enhancements

Prometric’s Internet-Based Testing (IBT)System will have a scheduled outage on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 10:00 AM EDT to 2:00 PM EDT for our version 6.10.3 release. This release will add two new User Interface languages (Russian & …