Process of Examination Development

  • Development of a Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey
  • Administration of the JTA Survey and Analysis of the results
  • Development of a Test Blueprint from the JTA
  • Item writing for the examination in accord with the Test Blueprint
  • Pilot testing of the examination and indicated revision
  • Administration of the examination
  • Statistical analysis of the examination and elimination of non-functioning items
  • Standard setting (pass-fail cut score setting) panel
  • Score reports to candidates with Strengths and Weaknesses defined according to the blueprint
  • Posting of new Fellows
  • Appeals and dispensation of appeals