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Why Multiple Edits Enhance Test Items

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 23, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The editing process is a necessary component of any compositional process, be it film, music, or writing. Magazine publications for example, often employ a range of staff - from chief editor to proofreader - in order to ensure that content is polished, accurate, and suited to audience needs. When administrators make an online exam for a business or organization, they too must engage in a systematic editing process. When we think of edits, running a simple check for grammatical errors or incoherency comes to mind; however, when it comes to assessment, authors must also deliberate over questions of fairness, validity, and reliability. Due to the importance of accuracy in testing items, an item writer’s work should be subjected to two comprehensive edits - one to eliminate serious technical deficiencies in construction, and a second to catch substantive errors and bias.

Drafting Process

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

Maintaining Test Fairness and the Question of Retakes

Posted by Jennie Aldridge Oct 9, 2014 12:52:00 PM

An employer or organization may implement an assessment of any new entries in order to determine what their current skills are, and screen whether their skill set matches the needs of the company. Some examples of online tests used by a company may be a personality test, a language comprehension test, a biographical data test which screens for someone’s skill sets and leadership qualities, integrity tests and job knowledge tests. One concern that may apply to all these test types is what to do if/when a candidate fails a test. It can be tricky to determine what length of time should be mandated before they can retake the test, and also how many times they are able to write the retake. Test generator software allows you to determine the wait time and retake limit for a candidate, but it is up to you to decide on these specifications.

How Many Retakes?

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Topics: test generator software, create a test, Make an online exam

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