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Creating Situational Judgement Tests with Exam Creation Software

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jul 14, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Situational judgement tests are known for being able to measure personnel on levels than standard tests simply can't. Whereas most tests demonstrate a learner's logic and core competencies, situational judgement tests can measure skills like problem solving, interpersonal skills, and decision-making abilities.

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How to Avoid Common Test Design Mistakes with Exam Creation Software

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Mar 10, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Poorly designed assessments are everywhere. Employers and educational institutions are often guilty of delivering tests which fail to adequately measure learning outcomes, are too easy, confusing, or simply inappropriate for subject of the test.

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Topics: randomization, Test maker, exam creation software

Using Test Creating Software in Ongoing Employee Evaluation

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM

There has been a recent push against the traditional performance review process. As studies have highlighted the negative perception of reviews among employees, many high profile companies, such as Microsoft and Gap, have moved to reform their approach in recent years, seeking a solution that engages and motivates employees.

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A Checklist for Assessment Content Review Committees

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Feb 5, 2015 10:37:59 AM

When a test administrator makes an exam, it is critical that the test content is sent through a content review committee before publication. Even if an administrator uses exam creation software to ensure the proper functioning of the test, the content itself may be problematic – something which can only be determined through a review process.

A review team must be critical, meaning an administrator must recruit writers and editors who were not a part of the original writing team. The main goal of this review team is to ensure that test items are appropriate for the intended audience, are valid and do not contain bias. This is so that the administrator can guarantee that their test is clear, fair and measures what it was designed to measure.

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Benefits and Challenges of Timed Tests

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jan 22, 2015 9:43:03 AM

When an administrator makes an exam, one of their first tasks is to consider the scope of the assessment. When determining what the test will measure, the administrator must also decide how long test takers should be given to answer each question and complete the exam. For most tests, time limits are imposed for practicality and efficiency reasons – and are designed to allow test takers ample time to answer each item. That being said, there are test takers who suffer when time limits are imposed on assessments – bringing into question the assumed benefits of time limits and how this approach may influence test results.

Uses for Timed Tests

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Topics: create a test, exam creation software, Make an exam

Using Pre and Post-Tests to Evaluate Employee Training

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jan 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Online exam software is often used for employee screening, but did you know that online tests can also be used to gauge the effectiveness of employee training initiatives? Borrowing from a tried and tested academic approach, many corporations use pre and post testing to rate how well new concepts or systems have been learned. The results are instrumental in assessing employee competence, improving the instructional process, and maximizing return on investment in training.

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Topics: Online exam software, create a test, exam creation software

Effective Combinations of Objective Test Items

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 25, 2014 11:00:00 AM

When an administrator wishes to test a wide range of knowledge from a large selection of test takers, objective items are usually the preferred option. When using exam creation software, objective tests can be quickly and efficiently marked by a computer, which eliminates the possibility of subjective grading errors on the part of the test administer. While objective tests are indeed effective for testing knowledge retention, their effectiveness is in part due to how the items are paired together and organized on the test. Read on to find out more about how to combine objective test items.

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Topics: Online exam software, create a test, exam creation software

Advantages and Limitations of Subjective Test Items

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 18, 2014 11:30:00 AM

In the world of test creation software and online exam makers, we often hear talk of objective and subjective questions and their differing effects on test takers. While it is true that both have their merits, subjective questions tend to offer deeper insight into test takers' knowledge. However, they are also more difficult to grade as items never yield simple yes or no answers. When designing an assessment, an administrator must take into account the advantages, but also the potential for limitation posed by subjective test questions.

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Online Tests for Pre-Employment Screening

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Nov 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Businesses, especially large national companies, will often use online exam software to create pre-employment screening tests. Testing has long been an efficient way for employers to screen candidates during the job application process - even before sitting down for a personal interview. Many test questions are actually designed to mimic interview questions to determine which candidates are best suited to the workplace. Pre-employment tests will often combine a variety of different test types, such as aptitude, integrity or personality tests, all of which are available through exam creation software. There are a number of benefits to this type of screening, as well as some challenges, which we’ll look at here.

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Topics: Online exam software, test creation software, exam creation software

Developing Reliable Personality Tests

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 2, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Personality tests may be used to help you find your best-suited career path, understand your personal preferences and discover where your strengths lie. They may also be used in relationship counselling, employee screening and customer interaction management. An online exam maker can be used to create personality tests which measure concepts like personality, values and interests. The most important concept with any test is reliability, and here we will show you how to ensure you are receiving the most thorough personality measurements possible.

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Topics: Exam creator, exam creation software, online exam maker

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