Dr. Emmanuel N. Amadi, chair of the Department of criminal justice at Mississippi Valley State University, has been selected as a subject matter expert to sit in on a special panel.
Amadi will participate in Excelsior College, located in Albany, New York, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration Examination panel. The standard-setting panel members will evaluate the difficulty of the exam and set passing score for each grade level.
The meeting is scheduled to be held Feb. 10-12 at the college.
“It is a huge honor to be chosen for this panel,” said Amadi.
The purpose of the standard setting is to determine the expected performance of students on each item (test question) for the school’s introduction to criminal justice administration examination. To do this, Amdai and the remaining panelist will discuss the parameters of what constitutes a score of A, B, C and Fail.
The group will also be asked to review each test and rate the degree of difficulty, based on the standards set by the group.
Dr. Amadi has been an instructor at Mississippi Valley State for 19 years. He has served as acting chair and was named chair of the Department of Criminal Justice in July, 2015.