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Testing experts: an important link in a (digital) testing process

Have you ever wondered what professionals are behind a successful (digital) testing process? An important role is played by the testing expert. While their role may be less well known, it is absolutely indispensable. Together, let’s take a look into the world of the testing expert.

What does a testing expert do?

A test expert is a professional with specialized knowledge in test design and test evaluation. They play a crucial role in the process of test development, ensuring that the test achieves its purpose: a fair, valid and reliable measurement of the candidate’s knowledge and skills.

The test expert is responsible for correctly designing and evaluating every aspect of the test. They are involved in every stage of the process, from defining learning objectives to analyzing test results.

Application of psychometric analyses

A crucial skill of a testing expert is the knowledge of psychometrics. Using psychometric principles, test experts can assess the quality of items in the item bank and develop a test matrix.

However, the work of the test expert goes beyond psychometric assessment and analysis of items. They are involved in the entire testing process, ensuring that the test aligns with the learning objectives and that each candidate has a fair opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills.

The testing expert in action

The testing expert has a wide range of responsibilities. They critically assess the work of item constructors, ensure that each question contributes to the measurement goal of the test, and after the test is administered, they analyze the results, identify patterns and trends, and make recommendations for improvements.

Digital testing software as support

Testing experts can use powerful digital testing software, such as the Optimum Assessment Platform, to support them in their work. With this software, for example, they can efficiently manage the testing process, analyze items and generate reports(Optimum Reports). All functionalities are aimed at taking the quality of testing to the next level.

Connection between theory and practice

Testing experts are a vital link in the testing process. They provide the connection between theoretical knowledge of the field and the practice of testing. Want more information in what Optimum Assessment can do for you as a testing expert? If so, please contact us.

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