Dr. Judith Hale to Address Question mark Users Conference

Meeting Set for New Orleans in March, 2005

Joan Phaup
Tel: 800-642-3950

STAMFORD, CT – November 8, 2004 –Assessment expert and author Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT, will deliver a keynote address at the Question mark 2005 Users Conference to be held in New Orleans March 13-16.

Users of Question mark™ Perception™ testing and assessment software will gather at the conference to learn from industry experts, Question mark staff and fellow educators, trainers and instructional designers. Further details about the conference are available at http://www.questionmark.com/go/conference.

The conference will include technical training, customer case studies, best practices presentations by assessment experts, social events, and open forums for customers, questionmark technicians and product designers. Details about the conference are available at http://www.questionmark.com/go/conference.

Dr. Hale’s topic will be “The Role of Assessments in the Value Chain: Measuring Mission-Critical Skills and Knowledge.” She will explain how assessments can provide a vital link connecting training and certification programs to organizational goals. Her presentation will focus on how to build a business case for assessment by understanding the role it plays in the value chain, the orderly steps an organization follows in order to create and build value.

About Judith Hale:Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT is the author of The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook, Performance-Based Certification, Performance-Based Evaluation, and Performance-Based Management: What Every Manager Should Do To Get Results. She has been a consultant to management in the public and private sectors for over 25 years. She specializes in needs assessments, certification programs, evaluation protocols, and the implementation of major interventions. She is an active member of ASTD and past president of ISPI and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi). Her firm is an affiliate member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). Judith was awarded a B.A. from Ohio State University, a M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.Judith speaks regularly at international and national conferences on subjects related to implementation, evaluation, needs assessment, certification, and performance improvement

About Questionmark:Questionmark has been producing testing and assessment software since 1988, enabling educators and trainers to write, administer, and report on tests and surveys securely using individual PCs, local networks, the Internet, and intranets. Some 2,000 businesses, governments, schools, colleges, and universities in more than 50 countries use Questionmark Perception. Typical applications include exams, quizzes, study aids, diagnostic tests, pre-course skills assessments, and course evaluations. Questionmark has offices in the United States, England, and Belgium, with distributors worldwide. Complete details are available at 800-863-3950 or www.questionmark.com

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