Castle Experts and Clients Making Impact at ICE Exchange

The Institute of Credentialing Excellence, or ICE, is a professional membership association that provides education, networking, and other resources for organizations and individuals who work in and serve the credentialing industry. ICE is a leading developer of standards for both certification and certificate programs and it is both a provider of and a clearing house for information on trends in certification, test development and delivery, assessment-based certificate programs, and other information relevant to the credentialing community.

Castle has been a sustaining member of ICE for 25 years. Many of our employees have served in volunteer posts across multiple committees, as well as presentations each year at their conference.

For the 2016 Exchange in Colorado Springs, November 8-11, we had  the opportunity to give four presentations and two e-poster sessions.

Validation Strategies for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs
Nov. 9, 2016 | 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Fae Mellichamp, Psychometrician, Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Sarah Carroll, Ph.D., Senior Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide

New Expectations for Selecting Subject Matter Expert Panelists
Nov. 10, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
William M. Ellis, MS, RPh, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Denise Fandel, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Board of Certification
James Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Senior Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide
Sean Gasperson, PhD, Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide

Balancing Psychometric and Content Considerations in the Item Development and Selection Process
Nov. 10, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Richard Lawrence, Consultant, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
Nadine McBride Ph.D., Senior Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide

ABCs of Standard Setting for an ABC Program
*this session will be highlighted by ICE
Nov. 10, 2016 | 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Fae Mellichamp, Psychometrician, Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Sarah Carroll, Ph.D., Senior Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide

E-poster sessions are as follows:

Delivery Options: Deciding What is Best for Your Program
Richard Lawrence, Consultant, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
Nadine McBride Ph.D., Senior Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide

Item Sensitivity Review: Examining Items for Bias, Fairness, and Stereotypes
Denise Fandel, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Board of Certification
Sarah Carroll, Ph.D., Senior Psychometrician, Castle Worldwide