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Quarter 1 2019   

Welcome to the debut of The Alpine Buzz!

Please grab a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice, find a comfortable chair, catch your breath, and take a short break from the day-to-day in order to share stories and build our collective knowledge around measurement and credentialing. In this edition we hear from VMware’s certification program, look at fairness considerations of DOMC items, and catch up on a number of other topics. Our goal is for The Alpine Buzz to be a welcomed and informative quarterly publication, so please send your suggestions and other feedback to

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


Making it Easy to Do Business with VMware

How VMware Streamlined their Certification Candidate Experience

“We knew it was important for us to improve and simplify the candidate experience. We were looking for an automated, one-stop shop..."

- Carey Hardey (VMware Senior Manager, Worldwide RACE Operations)

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Fairness Concerns of Discrete Option Multiple Choice Items

Originally featured in the PARE Journal, gain insights and guidance from field experts regarding fairness concerns and the impact on test takers.

Authored by Carol Eckerly (Educational Testing Service), Russell Smith (Senior Psychometrician at Alpine Testing Solutions) and John Sowles  (Ericsson). 

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Upcoming Events!

Innovations in Testing Conference: Join us March 17 - 20, 2019 in Orlando. Click here to see the speaker sessions that have everyone talking.

NCME: Join us April 4 - 8, 2019 in Toronto for The Annual Meeting: Communicating With the Public About Educational Measurement. Click here to get more details.

Thought Leaders Exchange (TLX): Save the date for August 6 - 7, 2019 in Washington, DC.  Tech, trends, and the future of credentialing. Join the conversation!  Click here find out how you can be a part of the exchange.

Webinar Coming Soon: Stay tuned for our April 2019 webinar. Click here to bookmark Alpine's Events page for more information on this and other events.  


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Designing and Redesigning Credentialing Programs and Exams   

This webinar discusses strategies for designing, or redesigning, credentialing programs as well as the exams within a program. Jill van den Heuvel, Senior Psychometrician at Alpine, reviews important considerations foundational to exam development rooted within the purpose of a credentialing program.  
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Do Innovative Item Types Really Work?

Originally presented at the 2018 ICE Exchange Annual Conference.


• Nick Respecki, AIA, NCARB, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
• Amanda A. Wolkowitz, Ph.D., Alpine Testing Solutions
• Brett P. Foley, Ph.D., Alpine Testing Solutions

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Eyes on the Future:  Monitoring Your Exam, Program, Audience and Industry

Originally presented at the 2018 ICE Exchange Annual Conference. 


• Brian Adams, CEO/President, Alpine Testing Solutions
• Brett P. Foley, Ph.D., Alpine Testing Solutions

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