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Avoiding Discrimination in Personality Testing

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Feb 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Personality tests give employers the opportunity to streamline the hiring process, which can be beneficial for larger companies with many positions to fill. Personality tests may also help determine whether the mood or personality of a potential employee would fit well with the job—a practice which has become mainstream in industries such as customer service. But what about people with mental disabilities who may fail aspects of a personality test due to their illness, yet still be competent for the job? Read on to find out how personality tests might discriminate, and what can be done to avoid discrimination.  

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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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Defining Measurable Test Objectives

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Dec 4, 2014 12:55:53 PM

It is important for a test administrator to map out the objectives of their exam, and determine how the questions will measure a test takers degree of knowledge mastery. Without objectives, a test lacks a conclusive purpose and the test taker’s knowledge will be difficult to measure. The key factors defining the objective of a test question are the question’s ranking on Bloom’s taxonomy and the action verbs used within the question. By keeping these two indicators in mind, an administrator can create a test with questions that truly reveal participants’ understanding and ability.

Bloom’s Taxonomy

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Developing a Transparent Testing Program for More Reliable Results

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Sep 4, 2014 10:54:23 AM

Ensuring test transparency begins with the earliest stages of planning, and continues straight through to collecting and storing results. In order to make an exam that is truly reliable, administrators must remember to view the process through test-takers’ eyes.  While creating test items, considering security measures, and generating a grading scheme, designers should consider how the participant will experience the assessment - and how that experience impacts reliability.

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Testing your Test Items

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Sep 4, 2014 10:47:45 AM

When administrators create a test, they invest much of their time developing effective assessment items. Beginning with a clear statement of learning objectives that defines precisely what is being measured, test-makers work hard to create high-quality items that produce reliable, valid results.

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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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E-testing for Defense Force Recruiting

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Apr 24, 2014 1:02:00 PM

Going into the defence force, whether it is in the army or with local law enforcement, is a great way to give back to your community, as well as an extremely secure and rewarding career. The rewards of getting into the defence forces are immeasurable – from the confidence and skills you’ll build in training and being on patrol, to the satisfaction and honour you feel from helping to make the world a safer place, there’s never a dull moment. 

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Real Estate Pre-certification Exams

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Mar 13, 2014 1:32:00 PM

Training to become a realtor can be stressful - there are a ton of rules and regulations that you need to be aware of to succeed when it comes to getting certified. Due to the stringent requirements for realtors, it’s often popular for colleges or businesses to offer pre-certification courses and exams. These pre-certification courses are designed to expertly prepare you to ace the certification exam and become a realtor, and the pre-certification exam closely mimics that of the real certification exam, meaning you can fairly accurately predict how well you’ll do.

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Educating Patients With E-Tools

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Mar 6, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Technology in the healthcare sector is always on the move, and more often than not this results in better and more complete healthcare. From innovations in vaccines and cures for diseases, to more innovative ways to keep us healthy, technology has provided us a wealth of benefits. One relatively recent development is the opportunity for teaching patients using computerized tools. Technology has enabled healthcare workers to give patients a clearer and more in-depth understanding of their illnesses and what that means for them, teaching them ways to improve their health and much more! Technology is opening up a whole new world for educating patients.

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