Exam Rating Categories

Exam Rating Categories

The Resilience-Building Leader Program certification exams assess candidates in multiple categories. The use of multiple categories improves score precision by decreasing the error of measurement. Rating in multiple categories provides increased decision reliability and confidence in outcomes. The RBLP, RBLP-C, and RBLP-T rating categories are structured around the knowledge dimensions and cognitive processes identified in Bloom’s revised taxonomy (A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, 2001).

Factual Knowledge. This knowledge dimension is about the key terms and ideas relevant to each competency domain. Candidates show competence in the knowledge dimension by knowing definitions, meanings, and specific details about applicable key terms and ideas.

Conceptual Knowledge. This dimension is about the interrelationships among key terms and ideas within a relevant concept. Candidates show competence in this knowledge dimension by knowing how key terms and ideas function together to form a concept; by knowing classifications, categories, and principles; and by knowing theories, models, and structures.

Procedural Knowledge. This dimension is about implementing processes and carrying out procedures in a specific situation. Candidates show competence in this knowledge dimension by knowing subject-specific skills, techniques, and methods; by knowing of criteria for determining when to use appropriate procedures; by discovering or revealing something through detailed examination; and by making judgments and decisions based on given criteria and standards.