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7 Strategies to Shrink Satisficing & Improve Survey Results

Posted by John Kleeman My previous post Satisficing: Why it might as well be a four-letter word explained that satisficing on a survey is when someone answers survey questions adequately but not as well as they can. Typically they just fill in questions without thinking too hard. As a commenter... Read More

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Establishing a data-driven assessment strategy – A Q&A with Amazon

Posted by Julie Delazyn Jason Sunseri is a senior Program Manager – Learning Technology at Amazon. He will be leading a discussion at Questionmark Conference 2016 in Miami, about Creating a Global Knowledge and Skills Assessment Program for Amazon Sellers. [caption id="attachment_16450" align="alignright" width="182"] Jason Sunseri, Program Manager – Learning... Read More

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SAP to present their global certification program at London briefing

Posted by Chloe Mendonca A key to SAP’s success is ensuring that the professional learning path of skilled SAP practitioners is continually supported – thereby making qualified experts on their cloud solutions readily available to customers, partners and consultants. In a world where current knowledge and skills are more important than... Read More

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Agree or disagree? 10 tips for better surveys — part 3

Posted by John Kleeman This is the third and last post in my “Agree or disagree” series on writing effective attitude surveys. In the first post I explained the process survey participants go through when answering questions and the concept of satisficing – where some participants give what they think... Read More

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Delivering exams in Europe? What must you do for Data Protection?

Posted by John Kleeman Regulators in Europe are increasingly active in data protection, and most European organizations are reviewing their suppliers to ensure data protection and security. If you are an awarding body, multinational corporation or publisher delivering tests and exams in Europe, what do you need to do to... Read More

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Q&A: Pre-hire, new-hire and ongoing assessments at Canon

[caption id="attachment_15433" align="alignright" width="159"] Holly Groder[/caption] Posted by Julie Delazyn Holly Groder and Mark Antonucci are training developers for Canon Information Technology Services, Inc. (Canon ITS). During their case study presentation at the Questionmark 2015 Users Conference in Napa Valley March 10-13, they will talk about Leveraging Questionmark’s Reports and... Read More

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Q&A: High-stakes online tests for nurses

Posted by Julie Delazyn I spoke recently with Leanne Furby, Director of Testing Services at the National League for Nursing (NLN), about her case study presentation at the Questionmark 2015 Users Conference in Napa Valley March 10-13. Leanne’s presentation, Transitioning 70 Years of High-Stakes Testing to Questionmark, explains NLN’s switch... Read More

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2014 South African Users Conference – Addressing Compliance

Posted by Austin Fossey We are back from the first South African Users Conference which was hosted by Bytes People Solutions. Like all of our users conferences, the most valuable aspect of this gathering was hearing from our customers and potential customers—through presentations as well as informal conversations. Many attendees manage... Read More

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Get trustable results : Require a topic score as a prerequisite to pass a test

Posted by John Kleeman If you are taking an assessment to prove your competence as a machine operator, and you get all the questions right except the health and safety ones, should you pass the assessment? Probably not. Some topics can be more important than others, and assessment results should... Read More

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Case Study: Live monitoring offers security for online tests

Posted by Julie Delazyn Thomas Edison State College (TESC) is one of the oldest schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The college’s 20,000+ students, many of them involved with careers and families, live all over the world and favor courses that enable online study. In setting up online... Read More