[BSDCert] Psychometrician announced
dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Wed Jun 28 09:12:50 EDT 2006
A new press release is available at:
The text of the release is appended.
BSD Certification Group Inc. Announces Psychometrician
June 28, 2006 -- BSD Certification Group Inc. Names Sandra Dolan as
The BSD Certification Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Sandra Dolan,
PH.D., Psychometrician, will be providing the psychometric assessment for the
upcoming BSDA exam as well as subsequent psychometric services.
Sandra had this to say about her appointment as BSDCG psychometrician: "I am
excited to be working with the BSD Certification Group to further develop
their first exam offering, the BSD Associate (BSDA). By utilizing sound
psychometric principles and applying testing industry standards defined in the
Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (APA/AERA/NCME) and by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the BSDA exam will be especially
relevant to the BSD community and will provide a fair and stable benchmark for
assessing BSD knowledge and skills."
Dru Lavigne, Acting Chair of the BSD Certification Group notes "that Sandra's
professional experience is well matched to the BSD Certification Group's goal
of providing valuable and well respected certification exams for
administrators of BSD operating systems". Sandra has consulted with
organizations in a variety of fields including IT, medicine, finance and the
hospitality industry and worked with certification exams from Linux
Professional Institute (LPI), American Osteopathic Association's physician
certifying boards and the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program.
She earned her graduate degrees from the University of Chicago, with her
Masters degree in Research Methodology and Quantitative Psychology and her PhD
in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis. She has been working in
the measurement and evaluation field for over 15 years and has focused on
working with certifying examinations in the last ten years, chiefly utilizing
Rasch measurement techniques. Working with these certifying groups, Sandra
applies current testing theory and develops program policies to improve
examinations and gain approval through internal review mechanisms as well as
to secure external accreditation through such organizations as NOCA/NCCA.
For more information regarding the BSD Certification Group Inc. and the
upcoming BSDA exam, visit the Group's website.
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