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Six tips to increase content validity in competence tests and exams

Posted by John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director Content validity is one of the most important criteria on which to judge a test, exam or quiz. This blog post explains what content validity is, why it matters and how to increase it when using competence tests and exams within regulatory... Read More

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Seven tips to recruit and manage SMEs for technology certification exams

Posted by John Kleeman [repost from February 8, 2017] How do you keep a certification exam up to date when the technology it is assessing is changing rapidly? Certifications in new technologies like software-as-a-service and cloud solutions have some specific challenges. The nature of the technology usually means that questions... Read More

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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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Item Development Tips For Defensible Assessments

Posted by Julie Delazyn Whether you work with low-stakes assessments, small-scale classroom assessments or large-scale, high-stakes assessment, understanding and applying some basic principles of item development will greatly enhance the quality of your results. What began as a popular 11-part blog series has morphed into a white paper: Managing Item... Read More

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Online Proctoring: FAQs

Posted by John Kleeman Online proctoring was a hot-button topic at Questionmark’s annual Users Conference. And though we’ve discussed the pros and cons in this blog and even offered an infographic highlighting online versus test-center proctoring, many interesting questions arose during the Ensuring Exam Integrity with Online Proctoring session I... Read More