AMP Testing Services
Testing Services
Test Program Development
The key to developing and maintaining a professionally sound and legally defensible examination program lies with the guidance of a knowledgeable psychometrics team. The expertise of AMP’s test development staff is unsurpassed in the testing industry. All of our doctorate level psychometricians have more than 20 years of experience providing guidance in professional testing standards and serving as a direct contact to their clients.

We believe our high psychometric standards are demonstrated by the fact that the examination program of our former parent company and longtime client, the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC)​ is the only group that has maintained its National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation since the inception of the standards in 1977. This commitment to quality paired with our experience in the industry provides AMP clients with confidence that their certification and licensure programs will always meet or exceed professional testing standards and legal guidelines.

Whether your testing program is just starting out or well established, AMP can provide you with the services and guidance appropriate for all stages of test development.

Job Analysis
AMP relies on the collection of validity evidence as the primary method of support for credentialing examinations and this is established through the continuous documentation of procedures. Central to the support of this claim is the accurate linkage of individual items to a test content outline or blueprint based on a job analysis study. Having completed over 250 job analysis studies over the past 25 years, AMP understands the importance of these data for use as a critical element in the legal defensibility of credentialing programs. We can facilitate web-based or paper-pencil surveys, practitioner interviews, job log completion and other means of ensuring a job-related program.

Test Form Development
Our expert psychometricians and test development staff can facilitate the development of new examination forms by training your committee members to write and review items for the test bank. Once the items are developed, AMP uses psychometric guidelines and AMP-owned item banking/test construction software to create test forms that exactly match your content outline and conduct passing point studies to provide documentation of a legally defensible examination standard.

Simulations
AMP is a leader in the development of innovative assessment approaches, including simulation examinations for certification and licensure. These simulations allow individuals to demonstrate their information gathering and decision making skills in a “case study” mode. Each case begins with a scenario that “sets the scene” for the simulation and is followed by a number of sections covering work-related problems associated with reviewing, analyzing and taking action in light of specific information.

AMP provides a wide array of additional psychometric services:
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Validity Studies
  • Program Review/Audit
  • Transportability Studies
  • Psychometric Consulting
  • Performance Appraisal Systems
  • NCCA Accreditation Review
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