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Prometric to Discuss Industry Best Practices at Institute for Credentialing Excellence Annual Educational Conference

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Baltimore, MD – Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, is scheduled to discuss industry best practices during the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) 2012 Annual Educational Conference, in Palm Springs, California, from November 6 to 9.

The four-day conference is tailored for leaders in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. Prometric, the conference’s Diamond Sponsor, will demo MyItemWriter™ for the first time in the U.S.

“The ICE’s annual educational conference is a chance for testing, business and education leaders to share their latest innovations and best practices in testing and assessment,” said Linda Waters, Ph.D., Prometric’s Vice President of Professional Services and ICE board member. “I’m looking forward to exchanging thoughts with colleagues from the industry on the latest advances in certification program management and test development.”

Prometric’s featured speaking sessions include:

 NCCA Standards: A Framework for Building a Quality Certification Program
What are the best practices to developing a new certification program to meet National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) standards?

MyItemWriter – Simplifying Item Authoring One Item at a Time
When will MyItemWriter be available on the Apple App Store? What will it cost?

Developing and Supporting a Truly Global Certification Program
Prometric delivers 10 million exams per year in more than 160 countries. What are the challenges to operating a global network of more than 8,000 test centers on behalf of 400 clients? How is Prometric able to develop tests in one-third the time?

Driving Success: Setting Cut Scores for Examination Programs with Diverse Item Types
How can test items be developed to test for performance and knowledge? Is the testing industry moving away from multiple choice exams in favor of new, more interactive question and answer types?

Going LOFT: Implementing Equivalent and Unique Test Forms –Lessons Learned from Operational Programs
Protecting the intellectual property (IP) comprised in every exam is the leading concern for industry professionals and test sponsors. What is “Linear-on-the-Fly Testing,” and how can it safeguard against test cheating and IP theft.

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programs, as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers nearly 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit