The Item Approval Workflow requires an understanding of the role-based access control, which restricts system access to authorized users. In Pro!, a role identifies the list of features authorized users with that role may perform. Different roles provide access to different features, and a feature can be used in more than one role. If two or more users have the same role, all are able to utilize the features designated for their role. The Pro! administrator, a member of the credentialing organization, creates the roles and assigns the users.
There are seven user roles for the Item Approval Workflow process. All seven user roles process each item during its trip through the workflow. In a small organization, one user may fulfill all seven roles. In a large organization, there may be several users in each role.
Items in the workflow may have had committee review in the Remote Committee Review module before the Item Approval Workflow begins. Alternatively, committee review can occur during this workflow, at the end, or not at all depending upon the credentialing organization’s practices.
The Item Approval Workflow is as follows:
|Format||The item has been formatted to standards and previewed|
|Test Developer||The item meets the organization’s standards|
|Editor||The item is grammatically correct|
|Fairness||The item is fair to test takers regardless of gender, race, etc.|
|Internal SME||The item’s subject matter is technically correct|
|Committee||The item is acceptable to the committee|
|Media||The media meets the media manager’s approval|