Psychometric Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Psychometric Lightbulb.jpg​​Inteleos ​Psychometric Services offers custom-designed psychometric solutions for small and mid-sized certification and assessment programs as well as providing in-house support for the approximately 30,000 exams that Inteleos' sonographer and physician Councils delivers each year across 12+ assessment programs in 28 countries. Our knowledgeable and responsive staff use​ well-tested and efficient psychometric software tools to meet your needs. We can also help you prepare your application for NCCA and ANSI accreditation and assist with test copyrighting.

What are Psychometric Services?

Psychometric analysis helps you build and validate your tests by evaluating and controlling important properties of it, such as the difficulty level of different test forms. For a certification or assessment program to be legally defensible, it must be documented to be valid and reliable.

High-quality psychometrics aid in ensuring validity before you build your exam, by helping you convert your job analysis into a content outline, and after, by evaluating the performance of items and examinees. To learn more about Inteleos Psychometric Services read our press release​. 

Services We Offer:

 JOB/TASK ANALYSIS

A job analysis is the foundation for a certification because it is typically the basis for the test’s content outline. The job analysis can be based on either a survey or a focus group of practitioners.​​

 ITEM ANALYSIS & CALIBRATION

Find out which items are working well in terms of difficulty level and ability to discriminate competent from less-competent examinees.

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 SETTING PASSING SCORES

Translate your subject-matter experts’ judgments about what constitutes competence into a passing score on your test, using either the Modified Angoff or Bookmark method of standard setting. This step is critical to your test’s fairness and legal defensibility.

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 TEST EQUATING

Equating, using either Item Response Theory (IRT) or Classical Test Theory, assures that the difficulty of passing your test remains constant across time and test forms and improves the precision of pass/fail decision.

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 ACCREDITATION & COPYRIGHT APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

Our staff has experience with both ANSI/ISO 17024 and NCCA accreditations and can help you prepare your accreditation application. In addition, we can offer assistance with achieving copyright of your test forms.​​

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Contact Us!

​​The Inteleos Psychometric Services team includes well-known and highly-experienced psychometricians. Please contact us for a complimentary initial c​​​​​onsultation and a ​discussion of your needs.​


Ellen Julian, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Inteleos Psychometric Services
(240) 599-0031
Ellen.Julian@ARDMS.org
David Paulson, Ph.D., CAE
Director of Measurement & Research
(240) 599-0942
David.Paulson@ARDMS.org
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Upcoming Events

​​Annual Innovations in Testing Conference – Orlando Florida
Dates: March 20-23, 2016​​​

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