Assessment Standards

Assessment standards provide guidelines and requirements for the development of effective assessments that are fair, accurate and meaningful.


Bias is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea, person or thing, usually in a way that is closed-minded, prejudicial or unfair.

Communication and Cognitive Bias

Assessment Bias

Training Partner

Training partners include individuals and groups who are involved in and/or impacted by training programs, such as participants, funders, training organizations, employers, instructors, supervisors, mentors, peers and community members.  The competency framework uses the term training partners to avoid negative associations with the term stakeholders.

Validity and Reliability

Validity and Reliability both refer to how well a method is measured.

Validity refers to the whether the results really do represent what they are supposed to measure.

Reliability refers to whether the results can be reproduced under the same conditions.  


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