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How to Avoid Assessment Bias When You Generate Online Tests

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Apr 28, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Bias has long been a controversial topic in testing. Over the years, a number of high profile cases of standardized tests in both education and professional assessment have been found to contain elements which are unfairly prejudiced against people in certain demographics, leading to compromised results which don’t fairly reflect the abilities of all test takers.

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Topics: Generate online exam, create secure exams, test creating software

Using Negative Scores in an Online Assessment

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Aug 20, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When conducting assessments, there are almost as many ways to test people as there are reasons for designing the evaluations in the first place. Administrators may assess achievement or proficiency using any combination of multiple choice, true/false, short answer, integrated media point-and-click, and many more answer formats, assigning their choice of score to each test item to best gather the necessary information. Answers may be weighted according to importance or difficulty, or even scored negatively to discourage guessing.

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Topics: Exam software, randomization, Generate online exam

Tips for Rescoring Online Assessments

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jul 30, 2015 2:57:00 PM

As the popularity of online testing grows, administrators need to be more and more careful about the items they write, and the processes they use to score exams. In recent years, there have been several education testing scandals with companies like Pearson, which has ended up costing school boards millions of dollars. In these circumstances, it is the job of the test administrator to be aware of how to quickly and accurately issue a rescoring.

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Topics: randomization, Online exam creator, Generate online exam

The Benefits on Online Testing vs. Paper Tests

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Jul 9, 2015 1:27:00 PM

Today, so many components of our lives are going paperless: offices, banking, bills and assessments. While online tests are certainly more convenient than paper and pencil tests, what administrators should also take into consideration is if, and how they impact the test taking process. Do online assessments offer any benefits over traditional paper tests? Are there any shortcomings that can be improved upon?

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Topics: randomization, Test creation generator, Generate online exam

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Gamifying Assessment

Posted by Jennie Aldridge May 7, 2015 3:01:00 PM

The video gaming industry is larger than ever before. In 2009, the industry hauled in $10.5 billion in revenue, and today approximately 67% of North American households are equipped with a video game console of some sort. 

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Topics: assessments, Generate online tests, Test creator, Generate online exam

Using Online Tests for Business Recruitment

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Apr 30, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Online assessment is no new practice in the corporate world. In fact, most major businesses have some form of pre-employment assessment to filter down the large amount of applicants received every month. These assessments are usually personality tests (most commonly the Meyers-Briggs) or aptitude tests.

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Topics: Generate online tests, Test creator, Generate online exam

2015 Trends in Online Assessment

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Apr 23, 2015 1:00:00 PM

As companies expand, job markets grow and the world overall becomes more globalized, our methods of selecting candidates—whether it is for employment or other purposes—have broadened in scope. When administrators generate online tests, they are thinking about more than just the results, they’re thinking about how the test will function on different browsers, the user experience, and ways to make the testing process more efficient and inclusive for everybody.

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Topics: Generate online tests, Generate online exam, Test creator software

When to Use Media Banks in Assessment

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Mar 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Media can be used in assessment to create a more versatile and multifaceted test-going experience for test takers. For the many test takers that tend to respond better to visual stimulation, the use of media can also help make the test-taking experience more inclusive and less stressful.

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Topics: Test generator program, Test creator, Generate online exam

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