Certification Exam Development To build a valid, reliable, relevant, and legally defensible certification exam, Bixal worked closely through a step-by-step process with a psychometrician, an expert in certification exam development. We filled more than a dozen roles to build the team, including subject matter experts, instructional designers, exam question writers, item reviewers, Spanish exam translators, and quality assurance experts. Drupal developers designed and maintained the infrastructure needed to house exam items securely and efficiently.
A core team crafted the exam blueprint to determine exam content domains and item weighting. Our team then trained item writers, facilitated item panel review sessions, determined an exam passing rate, developed and maintained an item databank, generated exam forms, and selected a test delivery tool and exam proctoring company.
One-Stop Resource Website As part of this multi-year contract, Bixal designed, developed, and currently hosts a website that provides access to the training and registration for the certification exam. With long-standing strengths in web-based IT solutions, we developed the public-facing website, HUDHousingCouselors.com, which launched in June 2015. Our team of custom programmers used Drupal, a free and open-source content management system (CMS), to build the site. Our design team met complex requirements to provide a secure environment to integrate with HUD’s existing and emerging IT infrastructure. Our user experience experts created the site with housing counselors in mind, making it highly intuitive and easy to navigate.