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Credentialing and Why It Is Important

The concept of credentialing has been around for a very long time. In fact, some reports show that physicians were involved with credentialing processes Persia around 1000 BC. Credentialing is the process of assessing the competency and qualifications of a person within a particular field or subject matter area. Certification and licensure testing services are...

Important Questions to Ask in Regard to Proctoring Services

Technology is moving faster than ever, resulting in a wide array, and at times a dizzying amount, of technology choices. When it comes to proctoring services, Castle has been an industry leader for many years. It’s important to ask the right questions when deciding on a proctoring services vendor. Here are some important ones to...

Job Analysis, Beyond the Basics

Dr. Sarah Carroll, Castle Senior Psychometrician, has authored an article on job analysis in the ICE Digest Q4 edition. A well-conducted job analysis study allows a credentialing program to confidently assert that the content of their examination aligns with the necessary knowledge, skills, or competencies required of a job. To read the full article, please click here.

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...

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...