This video highlights the importance of tests and best practices for developing them.


Our Assessment program has over 30 years of experience in the creation, refinement, and delivery of assessments through multiple formats. Our item writing process efficiently creates reliable and valid instruments to measure job knowledge, skills, and work competencies for students and employees. Using specifications created from a practice or occupational analysis, content standards regulated by a governing body, or other provisions, we guide the creation of a repository of item banks for personnel selection and credentialing as well as measuring competency attainment in career-technical education.


We are experienced in creating documentation for accreditation applications. For existing test item banks, we offer a secure online testing platform called WebXamTM that provides immediate feedback, customized reporting options, and personalized technical support. WebXamTM has served as the test administration platform for both certification exams and Ohio’s Career-Technical Education programs for over fifteen years. Our flagship Test Development Workshop provides attendees with the tools to create tests of occupational knowledge and skill for credentialing or personnel selection, and can be customized to meet the needs of any organization (and delivered off-site).

Test Development Workshop

This three-day learning experience will explore the topic of creating valid, reliable assessments of job-specific knowledge and skills. Discover the occupational tests that can be used for many personnel

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Created and launched by our center in 2003, WebXam™ is an online test-delivery system that offers features such as data tracking and

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Program Team

Tyler Degen

Systems Developer/engineer

Laurie Dotson

Program coordinator

Brock Hertzfeld

Systems Developer/Engineer