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Criterion-Referenced Test Development: Book Review

Posted by John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director This is the second in a series of Questionmark book review blogs. Our first review was about Eric Shepherd and Joan Phaup’s book, “Talent Transformation” about how assessments help make people decisions. This review steps back a little in time and looks... Read More

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Six things I learned at the ATP Global Virtual Conference last week

Posted by John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director The Association of Test Publishers (ATP) has several conferences and face-to-face meetings each year, including in the US, Europe and India. This year, due to Covid-19, these were replaced with a single virtual, global conference, which happened last week. The conference was... Read More

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Online or test center proctoring: Which is more secure? A 2020 view.

Posted by: John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director Back in 2015, when online proctoring was starting to get widely used, I wrote a couple of articles on the Questionmark blog: Online or test center proctoring: Which is best?Online or test center proctoring: Which is more secure? With the current rapid... Read More

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Making a smooth transition to remote online assessments

Posted by: John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director The lockdown has caused a big rise in online testing as face-to-face training has not been possible. Companies and training outfits are moving from face-to-face training to online training and need post-course tests. Universities and colleges are giving exams to students at... Read More

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Measure knowledge, skills and abilities before, during and after learning

Posted by Kristin Bernor, Head of External Relations Did they learn it? Do they know it? Can they do it? What can we learn from assessments? Well-crafted assessments that measure knowledge, skills and abilities help you answer these questions and much more: tests, quizzes and exams provide valuable data for evaluating (and documenting)... Read More

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Making the case for testing: five takeaways from an Association of Test Publishers webinar

Posted by: John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director The COVID-19 crisis is challenging for all organizations.  From remote working to online assessments, many are rapidly adapting by moving their operations online.   Some test publishers and certification bodies have received calls to waive the testing requirements for certification or credentialing programs... Read More

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Now Available: Cybersecurity assessment for home-based Workers

Posted by Kristin Bernor, Head of External Relations Organizations everywhere are now working from home, often for the first time. But are they doing what they can to keep critical data safe and ensure their employees can keep working effectively? Do the new armies of home workers know the correct... Read More

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Questionmark making available Cambridge Assessment Thinking Skills Assessment

Posted by John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director One reason I got into the assessment business and one reason I feel passionately that the assessment community is a force for good in the world is that tests and exams promote fairness and openness. Assessments allow people of any gender, race... Read More

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Making the Switch from Paper: Why the Future of Assessment is Digital

Posted by: Kristin Bernor, Head of External Relations These days, everything from bills to books are available digitally, yet many organizations still rely on stacks of paper when it comes to assessments. For organizations that haven’t yet made the switch, here are some of the advantages of going digital: Fairness... Read More