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The Value of High-Stakes Testing

High-stakes testing plays an important role in the careers of a wide range of professions. Certification and licensure are a requirement for many individuals to work in their chosen fields. In other cases, passing a high-stakes exams provides the means for these individuals to market their expertise to consumers — the public or the employers...

An Interview with Castle Worldwide CTO, Bryan Reel

Conducted by: Todd Boersma, VP Business Development & Marketing Bryan Reel is Castle’s Chief Technology Officer responsible for the strategic long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the IT department. In addition to overseeing the organization’s systems needs analysis, acquisition, and maintenance of all information processing equipment, he also works closely with Castle’s clients to identify...

Psychometrics and Technology

This article was originally published as part of a larger white paper, Redefining ‘Full Service’ in Testing. Castle’s technology reflects that our entire system and all our tools were designed by a single in-house team. The team utilized the continual input of our psychometricians and test developers, who understand which requirements, features, and capabilities are...

A Unique Approach to Testing Technology

This article was originally published as part of a larger white paper, Redefining ‘Full Service’ in Testing. Castle’s technology architecture was conceived with our clients’ best interests in mind. We design our services to sync with one another and to be wrapped in the industry's only fully integrated technology solution that provides a convenient and...

Benefits of Moving from Paper and Pencil to Computer-based Testing

Computers and the internet have impacted industries across the globe. One specific industry where substantial change has occurred is paper-based testing services. Castle identified early on the great advantages computer-based testing could offer our customers, and for the better part of a decade, we have made significant investments in our onsite and online computer-based testing…

Castle Recognized for Service to Nursing Specialties

At the fall meeting of ABNS (American Board of Nursing Specialties), Castle Worldwide was recognized for 14 years of service to the ABNS organization and for achieving success for 30 years in the testing field. As an associate member organization, Castle has been a proud sponsor, a frequent expert presenter and attendee of the ABNS…

Proctoring Services: Three Options

Technology has introduced online proctoring services which have allowed academia as well as institutions of all shapes and sizes to introduce programs and testing online. Online technologies have enabled institutions to greatly increase their reach and flexibility to meet their specific needs. This increased reach brings great responsibility for proctoring services to protect the integrity...