Scantron helps clients develop and deliver certification programs to drive organizational success.

Technology is driving new and complex job requirements at accelerating speeds. With the vast diversities in different professional specialties, continual training helps close the skills gap for employers. Providing relevant and up-to-date certification programs can drive organizational success.

You can rely on Scantron’s 30 years of experience to design, develop, and deliver a certification or licensure program in accordance with NCCA and ANSI ISO/IEC 17024:2012 accreditation standards. Scantron offers a full-service solution to develop and successfully launch valid, reliable, and legally defensible certification and licensure programs.

Expert Test Development Services

Accustomed to the rigors of public protection and legal defensibility, Scantron’s assessment experts and psychometricians draw on proven methodologies and cutting-edge theory to produce valid, reliable test results. We have an excellent reputation for the entire process, including steps such as:

  • Subject matter expert recruitment
  • Job analysis and role delineation studies
  • Survey design and development
  • Test specification/blueprint development
  • Item development
  • Editorial and psychometric review of items
  • Item banking and examination assembly
  • Test publishing (paper-based, computer-based)
  • Test delivery (paper-based, computer-based)
  • Examination evaluation and analysis
  • Standard setting/equating
  • Content validation studies
  • Predictive validity studies
  • Proctor/rater training programs

Test Authoring, Banking, and Assembly

Scantron’s test development is backed by our exclusive Agile Design Environment (ADE) platform.

Designed and built by Scantron’s own professionals in the test development and delivery industry, the  Castle Scantron ADE provides an online, powerful platform for reliable, thoroughly documented, and legally defensible item and test development processes. This tool and its delivery system form a single integrated entity, so managing tests throughout development, delivery, and updates is a seamless process. This online system reduces travel expenses and alleviates the scheduling headaches of long in-person meetings by allowing a large pool of subject matter experts to write and review test items from anywhere with Internet access.

Once test items are developed, we bank and assemble exams per the test blueprint, update content as needed, and manage multiple versions and multiple languages of the content. Currently, Castle Scantron ADE supports development of multiple-choice, multi-select, scenario or content sets, hot spot, drag-and-drop, drag-and-drop matching, short answer, essay, and text simulation question types. We continually evaluate item types for addition to the system.

Castle Scantron ADE is:

  • User friendly: Castle Scantron ADE allows both experienced and new users to perform tasks in a timely manner with minimal training. Castle Scantron ADE provides valuable dashboards and reports for project management staff.
  • Secure: Castle Scantron ADE applies role-based access technology, which allows Scantron to specify the functions and test content that are accessible to each user. Castle Scantron ADE is a secure, permission-based environment.
  • Configurable: Castle Scantron ADE is designed to meet a wide range of test development processes and needs. Scantron configures several areas of Castle Scantron ADE to meet our client’s needs in development and maintenance.
  • Available 24/7: Castle Scantron ADE delivers its services online so users can access it as needed.
  • Flexible: Castle Scantron ADE offers many configurable business rules and workflows to provide flexibility, data and project management capabilities, and assurance that all items follow all steps of a defined process.
  • Engaging: Castle Scantron ADE employs sophisticated design and superior usability to engage users, increase their satisfaction, increase user adherence, and improve the overall quality of client programs.