A*S*K Institute

Performance Data

Statistical data for each A*S*K certification exam are reviewed at least once annually to determine how effectively the overall exam and individual items within the exam are performing. On average, 10% - 20% of the statistically weakest items are replaced. Additional reviews by subject matter experts focus on item validity relative to the research base (standards and performance indicators).

Relevant data for the period ending June, 2016:

Fundamental Business Concepts
Examinees: 789
Certified High Achievers (70% Cut Score): 348 (44.1%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 16 (2%)
Mean Score: 63.8
Median Score: 66
Variance: 277
Standard Deviation: 16.6
Alpha (Reliability): .93
Scheduled replacements (2017 exams): 20

Fundamental Marketing Concepts
Examinees: 801
Certified High Achievers (70% Cut Score): 201 (26%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 3 (0.4%)
Mean Score: 56.1
Median Score: 57
Variance: 285
Standard Deviation: 16.9
Alpha (Reliability): .93
Scheduled replacements (2017 exams): 20

Other A*S*K Certification Exams
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Psychometric data is based on analysis by statisticians at the Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University.