Questionmark White Paper Examines Use of Assessments for Compliance

Joan Phaup

NORWALK, CT – June 15, 2006 – A new white paper from testing and assessment software provider Questionmark explains how quizzes, tests and surveys can help organizations meet the ever-increasing need for compliance with industry regulations.

“Using Online Assessment for Compliance” explains how assessments can help organizations document their effectiveness in delivering compliance training and – in addition - play a role in improving organizational performance. The paper describes the various ways in which organizations can use assessments to demonstrate that their employees understand regulatory standards. Compliance-related assessment applications include

  • Identifying knowledge gaps
  • Measuring knowledge gained from compliance training
  • Analyzing results in order to improve future training
  • Documenting employees’ mastery of required knowledge
  • Creating an effective and accurate audit trail
  • Reinforcing learning and knowledge
  • Providing opportunities for self assessment

The paper also includes pointers on the most appropriate types of assessments to use in various circumstances, things to consider when planning assessments, and case studies about financial, health services, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that use assessments in connection with their compliance programs. Click here to download this white paper.

“The stakes are too high to gamble with noncompliance,” commented Questionmark President and CEO Eric Shepherd. “Gone are the days when ‘I didn’t know’ was a plausible defense. Many of our customers have been using assessments as part of their compliance initiatives for years. This paper draws from some of this collective experience to examine the critical role assessments can play in a credible and defensible compliance strategy.”

About Question mark:
Questionmark has been providing testing and assessment software since 1988, and some 2,500 customers in 50 countries now use Questionmark products. The Questionmark™ Perception™ assessment management system enables educators and trainers to create, securely administer and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. Multiple authors can work together in a distributed learning environment with seamless connections to existing systems and infrastructure. Options include a secure browser and proctoring security. Perception applications include pre/post tests, practice quizzes, course evaluations and certification exams. The software can be licensed or used as a hosted solution. Questionmark provides extensive documentation for users of the software in addition to comprehensive learning resources focusing on the effective use of assessments. Complete details are available at

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