Stage 1. Defining competencies and creating specifications
Whether we’re conducting a job analysis, building a competency profile, or defining a curriculum, our testing experts will consult with subject matter experts, practitioners, and published materials to strategically identify the knowledge and skills that are required for safe, competent and ethical performance in a given subject area.
We use this knowledge to design an examination “blueprint” (also known as a table of specifications), which identifies the specific knowledge and skills that will be assessed on your examination; and how heavily each area should be weighted on the examination to accurately reflect the breakdown of knowledge and skills required for competent practice.
Our specialized services include:
- Competency profiling and job task analysis
- Surveys and consultation
- Blueprint development