Testing Competences Worldwide in Large Numbers: Complying with ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Standard for Competence Testing

Marianne Hubregtse, Stefanie Moerbeek, Bernard P. Veldkamp, Theodorus Johannes Hendrikus Maria Eggen

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The ISO/IEC 17024:2012 describes best-practices regarding competence assessment. The standard emphasizes validity and sound processes to create high-quality competence assessments. The question is how to comply with the ISO/IEC standard when creating large-scale, worldwide assessments. In addition, the competence framework describes competences that require years of experience as part of the competence. We determine to what extent of mastery candidates need to master the competence to start working. We assess this by testing the requisite knowledge with a multiple-choice exam and the required minimum level of mastery of the competence with a Practical Assignment. This assignment is assessed by trainers, which creates the need for supervision and accreditation of the trainers. This paper shows an example of a certification scheme to explain how we comply with the ISO/IEC standard. The creation of the certification scheme and the accreditation of the trainers are described. The compliance with the ISO/IEC standard is explained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Assisted Assessment. Research into E-Assessment: 18th International Conference, CAA 2015, Zeist, The Netherlands, June 22–23, 2015. Proceedings
EditorsEric Ras, Desiree Joosten-ten Brinke
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27703-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th International Conference, CAA 2015 -
Duration: 1 Jan 20151 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science


Other18th International Conference, CAA 2015


  • IR-98999
  • METIS-314544


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