Activity Event Log
Assessment organization staff have a considerable task of developing their examinations given the many steps and components of the workflow process. As a result, it is not only important that a system contain features to assist with completing each item development task plus keep track of it all, but the system should also be reliable, enhance efficiency and quality control. Recording and cataloguing all workflow user activities ensures that all relevant parties know the steps that have occurred. The Pro! Activity Event Log proves an asset in this process and serves as an electronic fingerprint of “Who, What, When, and Where”.
Credentialing organizations must frequently make the same change to a group of items. When it is possible to open and modify each item, this can be labor intensive and subject to human error.
Bulk Update is an alternative to changing items one by one. The update is faster overall and has no chance of updating an item differently. A bulk update consists of two parts: the bulk update specification and the list of items to update.
Item classification is traditionally represented by a hierarchical structure similar to an org chart in which nodes are above, at the same level as, or below another, Each node in the hierarchy is numbered. A node path, which is formed by concatenating the number of each node that must be visited in order to reach the destination node, identifies a node’s location in the tree. For example, in the illustration below the node path 001.002.001 forms the address of History->EurHistory->Medieval. An item is classified when a node path is assigned to the item.
Items are rich in data: keywords, creation date, status, classifications, approvals, last use, etc. Rich data demands an item search of equal richness, and Pro! has the most powerful in the industry.
Pro! Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Pro!™ is a powerful, mature, robust system for the development and management of items and tests. Pro! supports application program interfaces (API) which allows an organization to securely integrate Pro! into its ecosystem. Using a combination of the OAuth (Open Authorization) standard for authentication and authorization and OData (Open Data Protocol), an ISO/IEC approved standard for best practices, Pro!’s APIs are RESTful, robust and secure.
Publish! is a revolutionary integration app that creates test delivery packages from any item writing tool for delivery in any channel. Think of Publish! as a railway roundhouse connecting content from any item bank to the test driver of any test delivery provider.
A reference is the mention of another publication – book, journal article, etc. An item reference documents the publications that provide authoritative information, which helps to establish the validity of the item. The publications referenced help experts determine whether the item is accurate. The very subject-matter domain of the reference (e.g. accounting, anatomy, etc.) can also contribute to an item’s validity.
Standard Setting with SetScore!
SetScore! is a new, highly-interactive cut-score study tool designed to guide organizations through the standard setting process. More than a tool to calculate SME ratings, SetScore! provides an assisted flow through standard setting studies, acknowledging that collecting ratings is only part of the process. SetScore! addresses all ancillary work in conducting a study, benefitting test sponsors, facilitators / psychometricians, and SMEs.