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Episode 7 – Assessment Luminary: Paul Crump, Cambridge Assessment

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Paul Crump of Cambridge Assessment, the non-teaching department of the Unviersity of Cambridge that develops and delivers examinations and tests around the world through their three exam boards. Crump discusses his background in assessments and dives into the Thinking Skills testing initiated by Cambridge Assessment and his best practice advice for those creating questions and assessment.


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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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Judgement is at the Heart of nearly every Business Scandal: How can we Assess it?

Posted by John Kleeman How does an organization protect itself from serious mistakes and resultant corporate fines? An excellent Ernst & Young report on risk reduction explains that an organization needs rules and that they are immensely important in defining the parameters in which teams and individuals operate. But the... Read More

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New White Paper Examines how to Assess for Situational Judgment

Posted by John Kleeman Is exercising judgment a critical factor in the competence of the employees and contractors who service your organization? If the answer to this is yes, as it most likely is, you may be interested in Questionmark’s white paper, just published this week on “Assessing for Situational... Read More

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Badging and Assessment: If they know it, let them show it!

Posted by Brian McNamara We are delighted to announce the availability of Questionmark Badging! With Questionmark Badging and Questionmark OnDemand, you can grant "badges" to participants based on the outcomes achieved on assessments such as certification exams, post-course tests or advancement exams. Badges aligned with Questionmark assessments can be tied... 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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5 Steps to Better Tests

Posted by Julie Delazyn Creating fair, valid and reliable tests requires starting off right: with careful planning. Starting with that foundation, you will save time and effort while producing tests that yield trustworthy results. Five essential steps for producing high-quality tests: 1. Plan: What elements must you consider before crafting the... Read More