The Licensure And Certification Mission: Legal, Social, And Political Foundations I. Leon Smith

ISBN: 9780828114509

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258 pages


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The Licensure And Certification Mission: Legal, Social, And Political Foundations by I. Leon Smith
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Building a successful licensure or certification program requires more thana psychometrically sound examination- it is a mission-driven activity thatrequires a clearly articulated mission to guide the policy-making process.This mission is at the coreMoreBuilding a successful licensure or certification program requires more thana psychometrically sound examination- it is a mission-driven activity thatrequires a clearly articulated mission to guide the policy-making process.This mission is at the core of establishing sound credentialing policies andmaking fair and accurate credentialing decisions.

As the public and theprofessions raise questions about the role of credentialing in our society,The Licensure and Certification Mission: Legal, Social, and PoliticalFoundations examines the purpose and mission of credentialingorganizations.More than 20 contributing authors-all experts in credentialing policy andpractice-explore a breadth of topics, ranging from the legal foundation ofcredentialing organizations, to steps for establishing and demonstrating thevalue of a credential, to the role and function of state boards.

Alsodiscussed are the place of the public in credentialing activities, and therole of major stakeholder and standard-setting organizations.The book provides an essential reference for all those involved ininitiating, developing, monitoring, and enhancing licensure andcertification programs, including policy makers, regulators, educators,accreditors, board members, program directors, and staff members.About the EditorsCraig G.

Schoon, Ph.D., is past President of Professional ExaminationService (PES)-a nonprofit organization specializing in the development ofexamination programs for professional licensure and certification.Following his retirement in 1997, he became the organizations ResearchScholar-in-Residence.I.

Leon Smith, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of PES. Heis actively involved in strategic planning at PES to ensure that theorganization continues to meet its nonprofit mission to the credentialingcommunity, and has authored publications on a range of credentialing andtesting issues.



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