A Psychometrician’s Guide to Smart Test Development

A Psychometrician’s Guide to Smart Test Development

Welcome from the Kryterion Psychometrics Team!

As you’ll see on page 4, the Kryterion Psychometrics Team recommends a 10-step process for test development. Today, you’ll read about the first three: Test Definition, Job Analysis and Test Blueprint.


    • Following our criteria for recruiting and selecting subject matter experts will ensure a higher-quality credentialing exam.
    • Getting agreement from program stakeholders during test definition will avoid the hazards and expense of “moving target syndrome.” Page 5.
    • Learn how to define your minimally qualified candidate in order to bring clarity and purpose to the development of your exam. Page 6.
    • Discover best practices for conducting a thorough and well-documented job analysis to protect the integrity of your credentialing program. Page 10.  

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