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3 Benefits of Subscribing to Our Online Test Generator

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jan 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Making use of an online or digital test generator is a great way to streamline the creation of tests and surveys, keep track of test taker data, and administer tests securely to people anywhere in the world. With Test Shop's TG Web, options to either purchase our web service outright or subscribe on an annual basis adds additional flexibility, and can allow you to choose a pricing model and feature set that works well for your particular needs.

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Topics: evaluating employee performance, Test creator, Online test generator

How to Make Critical Incident Reports With Test Generator Software

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jan 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM

When a major event—either positive or negative—happens in a business, it’s important to look at the circumstances that gave rise to the occurrence. For example, an employee could have an injury on the job, or you could sign on a major account you didn’t expect to get. In both cases, it’s beneficial to look back on how and why the incident happened. Critical incident reports can help to provide important insight in such cases. These reports are designed to account for what lead up to and what caused a critical incident. They allow for an in-depth examination of who was involved and why the event happened.

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Topics: evaluating employee performance, secure testing, Generate online tests

Using Test Creation Software for Short Quizzes in Workplace Learning

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jul 7, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Short quizzes are typically used as benchmarks for course progress, but can also prove beneficial when evaluating potential hires, monitoring employee training, and other applications within an organization. Not only are short quizzes extremely effective tools for organizations to asses learning, they're also a great way to demonstrate how far employees have come in their professional development.

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Topics: evaluating employee performance, Test creator

Test Maker: Eight Approaches to Discourage or Prevent Cheating

Posted by David Fain Jun 28, 2012 9:04:00 AM

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Topics: evaluating employee performance, cheating, secure testing, assessments

Rescoring Online Tests

Posted by David Fain Jun 5, 2012 12:20:00 PM



Depending on the type of testing being done and the audience, rescoring is laden with controversy.  In a New York Times article, "State Ends a Practice of Rescoring Regents Tests" on May 25, 2011, the State of New York Regents exam officials have '...ordered schools to end the longstanding but controversial practice of rescoring tests that fall just below the passing grade.' 

Rescoring is a big deal if it means the difference between graduating--or not, getting a promotion--or not or  keeping your job--or not.  Depending on the test and the organization involved, there are formal petition processes that test takers go through to have their test re-scored. 

Rescoring at any level can get messy.  "We have a situation here..." seems to be a line in many a disaster flick.  You know something bad has happened and the outlook is usually grim.  A less ominous "situation" is one we hear from test administrators who discover that the test they've published contains one or more bad items.  By "bad" we mean the question is poorly written, or technically inaccurate or the answer the test author listed as correct is actually incorrect.  What to do?  The answer is, it depends.

Online (LAN, intra- or internet) Testing

It depends on...

1- The organization's policy re rescoring tests

2- Whether or not an organization's tests will be audited

3- At what point in the testing process the test administrator recognizes the problem:  whether or not it's too late in the testing process to unpublish the test, create a new test, require those who have already taken the test to retake the corrected assessment.

4- Whether or not the test administrator recognizes that modifying a test, that has already been given, by correcting or deleting a bad item, or changing one of several key test parameters, will corrupt the test data. 

Paper-and-Pencil Testing
Items 1,2 and 3 above may be factors especially if answer sheets are used and scanned.

If tests are manually graded, it's easier for the test administrator to make allowances for bad test items.  If the test will be given to more than one group, the test author can correct the bad item and reprint the test.  If you are currently doing paper-and-pencil testing, we welcome your comments/feedback regarding how you handle the rescoring of tests containing bad items. 

Question Banks

In the case of online tests that were created by drawing questions from one or multiple question banks, it's important that the test author take steps to correct the bad item in the question bank and include a journal entry under the question's Notes field describing the correction they've made. 

We recognize that in some organizations, modifying a test items may involve some sort of psychometric review by one or more trained test authors. 

The Pyschometric Approach

For those of you interested the topic, read more. 

We welcome your comments and feedback regarding your policies and practices regarding rescoring.

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Topics: evaluating employee performance, testing, Test maker, test creation software, assessments, best practices, online assessment software

The Importance of Competency Testing

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jan 24, 2012 12:44:00 PM

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Topics: performance evaluation, evaluating employee performance, testing, test generator, test creation software, assessments, online assessment software

The importance of performance evaluation

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 15, 2011 10:40:00 AM

  The Importance of Performance Evaluation


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Topics: performance evaluation, evaluating employee performance, Test maker, test creation software, assessments

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