Many of us have been pushed to achieve at times; after all, a competitive mindset can breed greatness. Sometimes we get so caught up in such desires that it no longer contributes positively to our health. Simply picture yourself as a body builder that injured your spine attempting to squat a few pounds too many, a professional track runner that continued to run on a sprained ankle against the advice of their physician, or a parent that constantly yells at their child for failure.
The DD® Standard
I’m no one special, but I understand the need for improving our sometimes knee-deep mindsets with testing. I attended high school, I attended university, and even outside of academia, I found myself still caught up in a test-centric world as I tested to obtain my license to sell insurance. I’ve even come across many employers requiring personality tests for employment.
I have confidence in the mission to be outlined, because the experience hits home for everyone. I assume we all recognize the issue. Therefore, I started Dadelleum®.
Dadelleum® is a corporation that seeks to improve testing practices and to contribute a positive impact to learners. The overall impact of this mission should:
- Enable professionals to succeed in a test-centric marketplace
- Empower students to learn rather than to take tests
- Enable testing institutions to better serve learners
Dadelleum® will work with a variety of testing institutions to advise on best practices with reference to the DD® standard. Dadelleum will:
- Review institutional exams for best practices
- Certify exams and institutions that meet excellent standards
- Collect comprehensive testing information for more visibility and research and actively identify ways of improving the testing environment
There is a long list of parties that will benefit from this small step:
Dadelleum Corp. is already an existing business entity, a full plan is already outlined and available on www.dadelleumcorp.com, and the cause is strong. I know the support is out there. Dadelleum is expected to operate as a self-sustaining business, but I need a slight boost to get things off the ground with a strong initial advertising campaign and some extra help on staff.