Best Practices

The NCBAC™ Certifications Were Developed Using Established Processes

Job Task Analysis

  • a national survey of the importance and frequency of tasks required of dementia care providers

Test Development

  • the creation of test items by subject matter experts that reflect the outcome of the survey

Standard Setting

  • the establishment of the appropriate pass score by subject matter experts

Test Administration

  • pilot testing to assess the proper functioning of the exam

Psychometric Analyses

  • scientific assessment of the construction and validation of the measurement instruments

The NCBAC™ Adheres to Professional Practices

Policy of Separation of Education and Testing

  • Complete independence allows for an objective assessment of the skills being measured

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

  • These standards have been co-published by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education (AERA, APA, NCME); accreditation standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) as well as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); Guidelines for Computer Based Testing from the Association of Test Publishers (ATP); and best practices for fair testing

The NCBAC™ Provides Proven Assessment Tool

Psychometrically Sound Measurement Instruments

  • Objective testing offers employers and the public a way to assess the skills and knowledge required in the delivery of dementia care.

National Standardized Measurement

  • Objective testing also allows caregivers the ability to measure their own knowledge and skill level and thus demonstrate to themselves and others their competency and dedication to their chosen career.

Computer Based Testing

  • The NCBAC™ exams are administered through Pearson VUE at over 200 professional testing centers.