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Tips for Avoiding Bias in Item Creation

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 30, 2014 1:00:00 PM

As much as we try to eliminate bias from our work reports, our testing methods and even our daily life, some degree of bias will inevitably be present in any situation involving human beings. Bias is an important factor for administrators to take into account when they create a test. Overwhelming bias in the test creation process can dramatically skew results. A test is usually at fault for being biased when results are significantly different from one group of test-takers to another - in other words, it is completely unreliable.  Item bias can be a result of many unresolved issues during the test creation process. These may include poor grammar, selective cultural phrases and a test creation staff which does not represent the diversity of the test takers. Here are some methods administrators can implement to help avoid the pitfalls of biased tests.

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

Developing Practice Tests as Formative Assessment

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 5, 2013 2:06:00 PM

 From peer-assessment to self-assessment, there are many different types of assessments that exist to determine the learning rate for a group or individual. However, using practice tests has proven to be one of the most effective ways of achieving knowledge retention and remembering information that has already been learned. According to research led by John Dunlosky (et al. 2013) from Kent State University, it’s also proven to be one of the best study methods to use to recall and retain information.

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Topics: Test maker, Exam creator, Online exam software, exam creators

Challenges and Solutions to Workforce Qualification at Power Generation Facilities

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 31, 2013 3:37:00 PM

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Topics: Online exam software, exam creators, test makers

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