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2018 NWEA Annual Conference
Important information regarding 2017 Standardized Exam
ABC is transitioning to new standardized exams and because of this your exam scores may be delayed during the transition period.
What's Behind the 2017 Exams?
The 2017 Standardized Exams have been developed through a rigorous psychometric process that began with new job analyses conducted in 2014-2015. Through this process, more than 7,000 industry stakeholders provided input on the significance of approximately 730 job tasks. This data was analyzed to prepare new exam content outlines (Need-to-Know Criteria) reflecting the most widely performed and significant job tasks.
More than 1,000 new items (“test questions”) were written and closely scrutinized against the new Need-to-Know Criteria and best item writing practices to avoid common item flaws or bias over the course of 2016. Much of this new content has been integrated into the 2017 Standardized Exams which, after extensive review and refinement, are being pilot tested beginning May 1, 2017.
Why Must Scores Be Delayed?
As a final step to ensure each exam score is accurate and to determine the final recommended passing score for each exam, actual candidate response data must be gathered. For best statistical information, we aim to gather 100 candidates’ exam responses through pilot testing before scores are released. To minimize the associated delay in the release of candidate scores, we encourage as many candidates to test as soon as possible during the pilot period. While it is anticipated that data collection may take as long as two months for some exams, others may gather data more quickly, allowing the final analysis and scoring to take place sooner.
When Can I Expect My Score?
ABC anticipates that all delayed scores will be distributed by mid-July 2017.
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Become a Member
NWEA is dedicated to providing education and training for its members and general information to the public on the subject pertaining to management of our water resources. Because NWEA is a membership association of WEF, you must first become a member of WEF. During the WEF membership process, there will be instructions to add an MA to your membership. Please select Nevada Water Environmental Association as the MA to add.
Begin here to start the process of becoming a WEF and NWEA member and review the benefits of membership.
The Wastewater Professionals list is a great reference to visit if you are looking for a professional in the water treatment field.
The Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) is a member association of the Water Environment Federation. We are a non-profit educational organization that has grown to a membership of over 300 members.