Supplemental Activities discontinued

Hi all, We are stopping Supplemental Activities effective now and here's why. One big goal of the Level 3 testing process is ensuring transparency and fairness of the testing process. Another one is efficient allocation of testing and mentoring resources, the needs of which have been continuously changing in the last couple of years. After supporting Supplemental Activities for about 3 years and looking back at the results, it appears that they're not the best investment of resources we Read more [...]

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Supplemental Activities – Policy Updates

(Note: Supplemental Activities are no longer a part of the testing process. This article has only historical value.) Supplemental Activities started as a simple idea (Help failing candidates address their deficiencies through concrete activities) and almost immediately met with some harsh realities. However, before making changes, I wanted to gather some information and spend some time refining the current system to ensure that we were solving real problems and not just making new mistakes. Now Read more [...]

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Supplemental Activities – Part Three

(Note: Supplemental Activities are no longer a part of the testing process. This article has only historical value.) Well this is the final stretch. In part one we talked about Supplemental Activities in general and then last week we discussed how Supplemental Activities are created and assigned. Now it's time for the candidate to start completing them. Completing Supplemental Activities Once a candidate has been assigned Supplemental Activities, they can get to work on completing them. Each Read more [...]

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Supplemental Activities – Part Two

(Note: Supplemental Activities are no longer a part of the testing process. This article has only historical value.) Last week, I introduced the idea of Supplemental Activities. This week, we will take a look at the philosophy and design of an activity. We will also look at a real activity and break down the structure as it is presented to a candidate. Designing a Supplemental Activity Now that we know what areas we will focus on, we have to design activities to target them which leads us to Read more [...]

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Supplemental Activities – Part One

(Note: Supplemental Activities are no longer a part of the testing process. This article has only historical value.) Hello everyone,  here! Jeff has kindly lent me the keys to this blog for a few weeks to talk about a topic that is dear to my heart - Supplemental Activities. Over the next three weeks I'll lay out everything that you need to know about how we handle candidates who do not pass their first Level 3 Panel. Since I was promoted to Level 4, one of the areas that I have focused is on Read more [...]

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