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Creating 'Open Book' Exams With Test Creator Software: Pros And Cons

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Feb 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Exams don’t necessarily reflect real life. In an actual professional environment, people rarely rely solely on memorized knowledge. They have access to information for reference, team members around to help them with tasks, and deal with complex problems that can’t be solved be reciting facts. So shouldn’t testing reflect that reality?

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Topics: Exam creator software, test creation software, Test creator

Providing Effective Feedback with Exam Making Software

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 3, 2015 12:30:00 PM

One challenge faced by administrators of online tests is meeting test takers' expectations for in-depth and insightful feedback. Fortunately, modern online test creation software like Test Generator provides a wealth of options to give students rich and varied feedback before, during, and after all types of online assessments, quizzes, and surveys. With test-specific and customizable options, it’s possible for administrators to generate feedback that’s as good as or better than one-on-one meetings with assessors.

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

Enhancing Online Test Creation with Multimedia in TG’s Media Banks

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Different roles require different learning and problem solving approaches. For example, someone applying for a position in a military or education role might require a combination of visual, oral and written problem-solving skills.

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Topics: online test maker, Exam creator software, Test creator

Designing Surveys with an Easy Test Creator

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 1, 2015 3:40:38 PM

Assessment software enables a wide variety of test creation possibilities to suit nearly every purpose. Designing online surveys involves a unique process of creation, demanding special strategic consideration to retrieve the most possible responses that combine to provide relevant, actionable feedback. Great surveys are clear, concise and reliable - focused on achieving specific goals and demonstrating respect to the target audience's time and effort, whose participation is often voluntary.

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Topics: Exam creator software, test generator, Test creator

An Introduction to TOWES Assessments

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Feb 19, 2015 9:39:41 AM

TOWES (Test of Essential Workplace Skills) was developed by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Canada. Although the test itself is commonly called TOWES, the term more correctly refers to a crafted bank of test items which can be used for a variety of assessment applications. While not typically applied in the USA, standardized workplace skills tests similar to TOWES are utilized across the globe in many different forms. Administrators will create a test like TOWES to determine an employee’s knowledge of essential workplace skills. Read on to learn more about TOWES applications in the workforce.

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Correcting “Bad” Test Items with TG Editing Tools

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

Oftentimes, the competency of a test item cannot be judged until multiple edits have been made on the entire test. Rounds of revision often reveal lingering problems. Sometimes an item will give information hinting at the correct answer, or other times items may be biased against the test taker. It can seem like a hassle to change test items once they’ve been written, but this is an essential step in ensuring the test’s reliability. Online exam software makes editing test questions easy, but first the administrator must be aware of how to weed out bad test items.  

  

What Constitutes a Poorly Written or Unfair Item?

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Topics: Exam creator software, Online exam software, test generator software

Ensuring Regulation Compliance with Computer-Based Assessments

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 16, 2014 2:00:00 PM

In North America, the term compliance generally refers to compliancy, or agreement with laws and regulations. Regulation compliance refers to the ongoing responsibility of a company to ensure they are aware of and comply with national laws and regulations. Testing of employees in the workplace is undertaken in order to ensure that every worker is aware of national standards, as the consequences for violating these rules can be quite severe. Today, companies use a variety of approaches to test for employee compliance, including using online exam software to administer formal assessments.

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Topics: Exam software, Exam creator software, Online exam software

How to Identify and Remedy Low-performing Questions

Posted by Jennie Aldridge May 8, 2014 2:17:00 PM

When creating a test – whether it is in an academic setting or as a tool to measure employee qualifications – the principal goal is to have the test be as reflective as possible of the test taker’s skills and knowledge. The highest priority of a test maker should be to make a balanced and fair test that will provide accurate insight into the qualifications of an individual and their ability to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge, and as such, the quality and performance of questions is extremely integral to the effectiveness of a test.

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Topics: Exam creator software, test generator, Test maker

Computerized Testing in the Hi-tech Industry

Posted by Jennie Aldridge May 1, 2014 11:15:00 AM

The technology industry, especially hi-tech, is one of the fastest growing industries in North America right now. With people striving for better and faster technology, companies are relying more and more on skilled professionals to help develop the next new technology or gadget. The problem is that many educational institutions aren’t preparing students as well as they could be for careers in the technology sector.

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Topics: Exam creator software, Test maker, Make an exam

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