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Quarter 4 2019   
The Alpine Buzz

Amazing opportunities in 2020 and beyond...

2020 – and the future – is upon us! The testing field has an amazing opportunity to exceed stakeholder needs and implement programs that result in genuine enthusiasm for measurement as an ally. Success hinges on our collective ability to implement models and solutions that support traditional to cutting-edge programs, and in general:

  • better fit the ever-accelerating pace of change, the engagement expectations of Millennials and Gen-Z, and the value propositions desired by employers, sponsors, delegates, and candidates/students;
  • position and apply assessment as a valuable ally in one’s journey as a life-long learner;
  • better mitigate security risks; and,
  • continue to provide validity evidence to support our assertions (although type of evidence, collection, and measurement models will likely differ from today’s norms).

Thank you for joining us this year in "The Buzz". And, thank you for trusting Alpine to be a part of your testing and/or candidate management solutions.

All of us at Alpine wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Best regards,

Brian Adams

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

Esri Certification Redesign

Spotlight Assessment Services: 

How Esri Redesigned Their Certification Program to Increase Adoption and Sustainability

Building a thriving and successful certification program requires listening to customers and ongoing evaluation...

“ was critical to step back, look at the program holistically, and evaluate whether the program was still meeting the needs of our certification audience."

    -  Jessi Mielke, Certification Program Manager, Esri


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Collusion Detection

Spotlight Assessment Services:

Alpine Debuts New Cheating Detection Method at Test Security Conference

See what Alpine has introduced as a new collusion security detecting method....   

"Collusion is a security problem where examinees work together to gain an unfair advantage, either by copying from one another or sharing exam content in advance.  The B3 statistic works to detect collusion ..."

- Dr. Brett Foley, Director of Professional Credentialing,
Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc. 

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 Upcoming Events


Join us at ATP Innovations in Testing Conference March 29 - April 2, 2020 in San Diego!

Join us January 22, 2020 for our upcoming webinar, Integrating Policymakers into the Standard Setting Process: Licensure and Certification Perspectives. Click here for more information and to register.  


 In case you missed it...


October 2019 Webinar: Test Maintenance and Security: When, Not If.

The reality is that all exam programs - regardless of program size, exam purpose, or use - are susceptible to potential security issues. All exam programs should therefore plan for the prevention, detection, and enforcement of such issues. During this webinar, we will discuss how information used for routine exam maintenance can also be used to identify security concerns and, once detected, what you can do about it. This will include suggestions for possible follow-up analyses to investigate further.

Hosted by:
• Jeff Kelly, Ph.D., Psychometrician

View slides...


Our speaker sessions at the 2019 ICE Exchange had everyone talking... 

To learn more about our presentations, click here.

We hope that the Buzz is a welcomed and informative quarterly publication. Please send your suggestions and other feedback to We look forward to hearing from you!


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