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Test Construction

Test Construction Information

The Department of Testing Services (DTS) is a shared service of the American Dental Association that provides psychometric and test development services for examination programs within the dental and dental hygiene professions. On an annual basis, a call is issued to solicit volunteers who are willing to serve on Test Construction Committees (TCCs) in support of critical examination programs. Test constructors are responsible for developing test questions that are clear, clinically relevant, and targeted towards the purpose of their corresponding examination program. Question development takes place in accordance with established test specifications. Download the National Board Orientation Manual (PDF) for more detailed information. Through their work, members of test construction committees can make a significant contribution to the profession.

The deadline for applications was February 25, 2015. Upcoming test construction vacancies will be posted in November 2015. If you have questions about test construction, please email:testconstructor@ada.org.