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Quarter 2 2020   

Optimism for the Future

In the past few months, we have seen testing programs respond to difficult circumstances and continue to meet stakeholder needs. Programs have adopted or expanded their use of remote delivery to reach candidates who were no longer able to go to testing centers, made good use of unexpected bandwidth during lockdowns to focus on “back-burner” projects and priority initiatives to move their programs forward, and find creative and appropriate means to continue providing value. This has, in turn, challenged service providers to respond in order to meet the evolving needs of their customers.

In other words, as an industry, we have demonstrated we can adapt and drive positive change. Which further builds my optimism that we can deliver on the opportunities in front of us to continue to provide good validity evidence to support our assertions and:

  • better position and apply assessment as a valuable ally in one’s journey as a life-long learner;
  • better fit the ever-accelerating pace of change and value propositions desired by stakeholder groups, including the engagement expectations of Millennials and Gen-Z; and,
  • better mitigate security risks and other threats to validity.

For a few moments, though, please join us in “The Buzz”; where you can take a breath and step away from the day-to-day in order to share in a few stories and updates which just might help us on our journey.

Please send your suggestions and other feedback to We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

- Brian Adams (President & CEO of Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc.)

Data Tagging

Spotlight CertMetrics™:

Dell Technologies Capitalizes on "Wicked" Efficiency with Tagging 

The ability to efficiently run detailed and accurate reports that incorporate certification program data is absolutely critical to Dell Technologies and its authorized stakeholders.

“Tagging has benefitted the Dell Technologies Proven Professional Certification program extensively. It is scalable and permits us to slice and dice our data in a very specific, preformatted and efficient way."

-  Debi Graci, SeniorAdvisor, Proven Professional Program

-  Edwina Rossi, Analyst, Business Operations

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Assessment Services:

IHS Supports Candidates Success with Practice Exams via Test Run

IHS provides exceptional customer service and puts their members and services first. They were in a quandary as to how to fill a need for candidates that arose around performance feedback and were thrilled when they discovered an ingenious and lucrative solution via Test Run.

 “...ILE Test Prep...has demystified the exam experience and helped candidates feel more prepared and less stressed by familiarizing them with the types of content they will see on the licensure exam."  

 -  Sierra Sharpe, IHS Professional Development Project Manager

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Spotlight: Assessment Services 

Psychometric Perspectives on Remote Proctoring  

Alpine conducted two interactive webinars led by Alpine psychometricians, Brett Foley, Ph.D., and Corina Owens, Ph.D. Learn how these sessions addressed frequently expressed apprehensions related to remote proctoring, including: fairness, security, scalability, accreditation considerations, and candidate perceptions.


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Upcoming Events


Summer Webinar Coming Soon: Stay tuned for more information



 In case you missed it...


April Webinar

The Credly-Alpine partnership has been an overwhelming success enabling test sponsors who use Alpine’s credential management solution, CertMetrics, to push credential and achievement data to Credly’s Acclaim badging platform in real-time through integrated APIs. Learn more about this badging opportunity here.

May Webinar

Check out Part I of our Remote Proctoring series where we discussed psychometric perspectives around the potential transition away from traditional testing centers to remote proctored delivery, which often comes with psychometric, practical, and policy concerns for program stakeholders. Click here to view the webinar.

June Webinar

Click here for Part II of our Remote Proctoring series where we conducted a Q&A session and continued the discussion on psychometric perspectives regarding remote proctoring, including pilot testing, equating, and managing multiple delivery methods.

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