Certification noun. cer·ti·fi·ca·tion \ˌsər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\
To recognize as having met special qualifications within a field.
Certification with TrueAbility
Secure, controlled and with unparalleled accessibility, certification exams with TrueAbility are where the value of a certification program is affirmed. TrueAbility provides the world’s most innovative environment for knowledge and skill demonstration. We take exam integrity and stakeholder experience very seriously.
Performance-based testing is at the core of TrueAbility’s certification platform. It ensures that individuals are tested on their ability to correctly perform essential tasks and functions in a real-world application. Our platform is your vehicle to creating an exam that leverages performance-based testing in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way.
Increase the value of your exam
While there is multidimensional value in certifications, not all certifications are created equivalently. Some certifications rely solely on low-tech, traditional testing methods such as paper and pencil, while others require candidates to actively demonstrate on-the-job skills in a realistic computer-based environment.
Incorporating performance-based scenarios in an exam allows candidates to show they can perform the exact skills required for the job while removing bias and other barriers. By requiring an exam candidate to perform real tasks, you are ensuring that no one can “cram for an exam over the weekend.” Capturing important knowledge-based information is possible by combining multiple-choice questions, independent or dependent of the performance-based scenarios, to ensure a comprehensive exam certification. (TrueAbility has made it easy to convert traditional exams to performance-based: Learn more about our Blended Assessments).
Increase certification value when you:
- Increase the fidelity and test real skills
- Ensure certification holders can perform the job
- Remove the risk of test breach
- Provide test variability
- Make it scalable
- Provide a badge, certification number, and social media integration
Performance-based assessments are high in fidelity because of the way they require candidates to demonstrate actual skills in the tasks present in the real work environment. Fidelity is the “degree to which the assessment device reflects the performance of a task or demonstration of knowledge in a real workplace setting.” (Hale) >read more about this in our in-depth whitepaper
Reliability and Validity
Here at TrueAbility, we create pioneering technology aimed at continually improving the testing process. TrueAbility is a methodically driven organization that builds our reputation on a providing a reliable and valid platform for your exam.