A*S*K Institute

Performance Data

Statistical data for each A*S*K certification exam are reviewed 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, 2018:

Fundamental Business Concepts
Examinees: 860
Certified High Achievers (70-89%):  369 (43%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 46 (5%)
Mean Score: 66
Median Score: 69
Variance: 313
Standard Deviation: 17.68
Alpha (Reliability): .94
Scheduled replacements (2019 exam): 20

Fundamental Marketing Concepts
Examinees: 1,278
Certified High Achievers (70-89%): 370 (29%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 11 (1%)
Mean Score: 58
Median Score: 60
Variance: 314
Standard Deviation: 17.71
Alpha (Reliability): .94
Scheduled replacements (2019 exam): 20

Concepts of Finance
Examinees: 196
Certified High Achievers (70-89%): 38 (19%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 0
Mean Score: 57
Median Score: 58
Variance: 244
Standard Deviation: 15.62
Alpha (Reliability): .92
Scheduled replacements (2019 exam): 20

Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management
Examinees: 118
Certified High Achievers (70-89%): 26 (22%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 1 (1%)
Mean Score: 52
Median Score: 52
Variance: 348
Standard Deviation: 18.66
Alpha (Reliability): .95
Scheduled replacements (2019 exam): 20

Fundamentals of Ethics
Sample size less than required for analysis.

Psychometric data are based on analysis by statisticians at the Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University.