Re: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II

Subject: Re: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:15:26 -0400

This chicken vs. egg situation is a tough one. Any way to build off
pre-established accreditation (university department review, etc.) for
first round certification of reviewers?

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> I don't believe I responded to this question from Bill Swallow:
>
> I think the heart of the question is: What is the criteria for
> determining who can be an assessor? How are they chosen/evaluated?
>
> Our certification consultant has pointed out a bit of a bootstrapping
> problem here, which has caused an evolution in our thinking from what I was
> saying a year ago. The ideal assessors are themselves certified
> practitioners, and eventually we will have a pool of them to work with. But
> how do you award the first certifications without certified assessors? My
> original thought was an all-star panel of assessors, and we may do that if
> we want to have someone specialize in portions of the candidate packets.
> What we have for right now is the people who put together the instructions
> and scoring criteria, because they are the most experienced.
> We will evaluate the evaluators. Because packets are anonymous and can be
> split into separate submissions, there are clever ways to inject "test
> packets," both known good and known bad, into the submission stream.
>                 -- Steve

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