Question mark Users Gather in New Orleans for Third Annual Conference

Joan Phaup
Tel: 800-642-3950

NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 14, 2005 – Users of the Question mark™ Perception ™ assessment management system gathered today in New Orleans for their third annual conference.

The three-day conference includes technical training, customer case studies, presentations by assessment experts, social events, and open forums for customers, Question mark technicians and product designers. Details about the conference are available at

“Our customers invariably say that one of the greatest things about coming to this conference is the opportunity meet one another and share ideas about best practices,” said Question markPresident Eric Shepherd. “The conference offers great learning opportunities for Question mark as a company to stay current with the evolving assessment management needs of our customers in corporate, government, academic and non-profit organizations.”

Assessment expert and author Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT, will deliver a keynote address on “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 Question mark: Question mark 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 Question mark Perception. Typical applications include exams, quizzes, study aids, diagnostic tests, pre-course skills assessments, and course evaluations. Question mark has offices in the United States, England, and Belgium, with distributors worldwide. Complete details are available at 800-863-3950 or

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