Questionmark Perception Adds Analytics, Observational Assessments

Graphical comparisons help users evaluate the quality of questions

Joan Phaup
NORWALK, CT – May 23, 2012 – Questionmark has added new tools for analyzing and reporting on assessments to Questionmark® Perception®, its on-premise assessment management system. Questionmark Perception 5.4 also includes the ability to administer observational assessments to rate participants’ performance of everyday tasks.
Questionmark Analytics enables Perception users to analyze and report on assessment results saved in a results warehouse to uncover the hidden meaning of assessment results and share actionable data with stakeholders. In addition to browser and print distribution, reports can be published to PDF and/or CSV files.
The 13 reports in Questionmark Analytics plot survey frequency, graph assessment results over time, break down assessments results by a demographic variable, record how frequently a given set of question types is used, keep track of question types, monitor question status and relate scores to the time spent completing assessments. There are also four course evaluation reports, which combine with browser-based course evaluation authoring tools inQuestionmark Live, to provide a complete solution for rapid creation, distribution and reporting on course evaluations.
During observational assessments, observers watch participants perform certain tasks or processes and answer questions about the participants’ performance, then rate performance according to pre-determined criteria. A manager, trainer, instructor or other individual assigned to be an observer can log in to Questionmark Perception from a computer or mobile device, choose an assessment and select the participant to be observed and rated. The observers’ responses are automatically saved to a central repository for instant scoring and streamlined reporting.

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Questionmark technologies are available on-premise, via Questionmark Perception, or through Questionmark OnDemand, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that enables organizations to rapidly deploy their online testing and assessment programs either on a small scale or globally.  Organizations use these solutions to create, administer and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.
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