New Static Proficiency Tests

New for 2018: Standard (Static) Proficiency Tests

Forensic Assurance is pleased to announce the addition of our new standard (static) proficiency test design for our 2018 distributions. This familiar and straightforward design will be augmented with Forensic Assurance’s superior testing schemes and substrates.

The standard (static) test design will provide an additional, cost effective proficiency testing option to compliment the declared double-blind test design.

Declared Double Blind Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive a test composed of randomly selected unknown and/or known proficiency testing items, with the correct answers being specific to each test. Participants will be unable to gain information regarding the answers to their test through discussions with others participating in the same testing cycle, or with those administering the test. These blind elements are incorporated into the design of our tests to reduce the effects of bias on testing results. Forensic Assurance proficiency tests are declared (the participant knows that they are taking a test).

Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive a test containing the same testing items/samples as others in their laboratory, with the correct answers being the same for all the tests. The test will be comprised of some of the same proficiency testing items used in the declared double blind test design and the samples used will be different for every testing cycle.