The Truth in Validity

The subject of testing validity comes up quite a bit in the EMS education industry. It’s a topic of tremendous importance because it descends from honesty and integrity. These are ideals held important to us in the EMS Education field. It is particularly significant to Platinum Educational Group, as it is the backbone of our company.

With that said, a lot of misinformation, inaccuracies, and distortions are being distributed causing confusion for professionals and institutions that rely on effective and valid testing. So, we would like to set the record straight.

We have a very comprehensive process on how we develop our evaluation and assessment tools. All items are created by EMS educators of which all have greater than 20+ years of experience each. High stakes items are reviewed by an experienced Medical Director. All items go through a rigorous beta testing and piloting period. Platinum Educational Group differs from all others in EMS education validity by providing the following benefits:

  • Allowing instructors, the option to choose items to appear on exams, as well as, create their own questions for internal validity.
  • Offering an easy review and approval process for all of your tests, including high stakes exams, by your Medical Director.
  • Providing a 360° feedback platform for students, instructors, and all other program users.
  • Being the most validated testing solution with more than 110 million responses to date!
  • Providing the only fully computer adaptive testing preparatory model on the market that mimics the National Registry exam; a true NR experience for your students!
  • The bottom line is…if you want the most valid, reliable, and defendable testing solution that follows all CoAEMSP requirements, and you truly want to “train like you fight”, then or is your best option.
  • If you have any questions on our validation process, or any other questions concerning validation, then feel free to reach out to us by filling out the Validity Question Form! We are more than happy to talk with you!