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, 2017:

Fundamental Business Concepts

Examinees: 696
Certified High Achievers (70% Cut Score):  208 (30%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 21 (3%)
Mean Score: 59
Median Score: 61
Variance: 329
Standard Deviation: 18.15
Alpha (Reliability): .94
Scheduled replacements (2018 exam): 20

Fundamental Marketing Concepts
Examinees: 1,126
Certified High Achievers (70% Cut Score): 259 (23%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 10 (1%)
Mean Score: 55
Median Score: 56
Variance: 315
Standard Deviation: 17.76
Alpha (Reliability): .94
Scheduled replacements (2018 exam): 20

Concepts of Finance
Examinees: 100
Certified High Achievers (70% Cut Score): 23 (23%)
Certified Exemplary Achievers (90%+): 0
Mean Score: 57
Median Score: 58
Variance: 236
Standard Deviation: 15.37
Alpha (Reliability): .92
Scheduled replacements (2018 exam): 20

Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management
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.