Developing the New Practice Assessment Component of the Quality Assurance Program
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Using our previous work for the College, Optometric Standards of Practice, Optometric Competencies as well as best and research-based practices in QA programs to develop and validate a new PA component of the College’s QA Program.
Developing the New Education Program Review Process
British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives
Refining education standards and indicators, and using best practices for instrument design, scoring and cut score setting, developing a new, transparent, objectively-scored Education Program Review Process for schools of nursing and midwifery, educating students seeking one of five designations under the College’s regulatory mandate.
Developing the Program Approval Framework
College of Nurses of Ontario
Using best practices for rating instrument construction, including indicator refinement and validation, scale development, and standard setting to develop an assessment framework with related processes and tools for the provincial regulator of the nursing profession to employ in the nursing education program approval process for all schools of nursing in Ontario.
Developing An Enterprise-Scale Credentialing Program
Royal Bank of Canada, Business Learning and Development
A multi-phased project, utilizing best practice in credentialing program development to conceptualize, and build scalable and transferable mastery-based learning and competency assessment program for the global business, capitalizing on existing enterprise-level human resources and business learning processes and systems, to enhance current-state, high-level performance of targeted employee groups.
Third-Party Expert Review of a National Certification Examination in the Healthcare Field
A Provider of Healthcare Services
Review of a national certification examination’s development, procedures and scoring to provide expert opinion on the validity of the associated scores.
Conceptual Development of a Final Assessment Process for Professional Competency Mastery
A Provincial Regulatory Body in the Justice Sector
Conceptualization of a new assessment system for professional competency mastery utilizing multiple assessment types and modalities, and provision of guidance for best practices in test development incorporating industry standards for high-stakes professional certification and licensure testing.
Review of National Assessments for Professional Certification and Licensure
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada the new Canadian Accounting Governing Body
A review of the new accounting body’s competency assessment strategies and performance data using best practices in psychometrics and industry standards for evaluation of high-stakes professional certification and licensure testing.
Review and Development of National Assessment Strategies for Professional Certification and Licensure
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Society of Management Accountants, and Certified General Accountants of Alberta: the new Canadian Accounting Governing Body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
A review of legacy designation assessment strategies and development of a new competency-based assessment system for credentialing program development using best practices in test development and industry standards for high-stakes professional certification and licensure testing.
Credentialing Program Review
The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada)
Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the credentialing program for some 2,500 candidates annually, focusing on national assessments, providing test analytics and comparative analyses, including item analysis and competency mapping to establish reliability and validity evidence. Providing recommendations to the 40,000 member organization involving industry best practice for performance measurement system development, use and monitoring, including the establishment of performance standards. This client continues to utilize our expertise in test analysis and best practices in assessment for credentialing on an on-going basis.
Process Development and Organizational Growth Strategy
Dejero Labs Inc™
Developing corporate terms of reference and working with management team to establish organizational framework to facilitate company growth and development of new wireless communication technology, including securing government funding. Dejero technology was used to view the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay live on the internet and is used by electronic news gathering agencies throughout the world; and continues to win awards in broadcast engineering.
Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
A review of business education programs currently delivered by Canada’s largest Junior Achievement Charter (reaching over 70,000 students), including establishing rationale for program targets; alignment of program goals and delivery models to research-based practice in career path planning and Ministry of Education curriculum; synthesis of key stakeholder perceptions of program strengths and needs; and presentation of key findings to guide strategic planning at Board of Directors’ retreat.
Program Review of the Ministry of Education’s Initiatives on School Board Operations (SBBO)
The Ontario Ministry of Education – School Business Support Branch
In association with Universalia Management Group, examining value for money, lessons learned and program efficiency of the School Board Operational Reviews and the Student Transportation Effectiveness and Efficiency Reviews, and identifying future directions to build on the momentum of the Ministry’s review initiatives.
Evaluability Assessment of the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP)
The Ontario Ministry of Education – Teaching Policy and Standards Branch
In association with Universalia Management Group, an investigation to: (a) determine if the TLLP is being implemented in the intended manner as outlined in the program logic model; (b) to assess whether the logic model enables participants to effectively realize the project outcomes; and (c) to ascertain whether data collection processes allow for accurate measurement of TLLP outcomes.
Development of the Safe Schools Strategy Logic Model and Framework of Indicators
The Ontario Ministry of Education – Learning Environment Branch
In conjuction with Cathexis Consulting Inc., developing a measurement framework consisting of a logic model, theory of change model and a framework of key performance indicators and evidence for the Safe Schools Strategy.
Special Education Accountability Framework
The Peel District School Board
Designed, developed, and supervised the deployment of a system of program accountability, which included the use of indicators, performance measurement and collaborative approaches to program evaluation; wrote technical reports; related research articles can be found in the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 22 (2) and the Alberta Journal of Educational Research 52 (2).
The Second City™ Creative Education
The Second City™
Consulted in the design and delivery of the training program to meet Ministry of Education requirements.