Questionmark Conference 2017: Session Description | Questionmark

Questionmark Conference 2017: Session Description

Track: Assessments in Practice

Title: Avionics: A hands-on, performance-based certification using Questionmark

Presenter: Carolyn Parise, Certification Manager and Steve Kane, Executive Director, SpaceTEC


SpaceTEC, under its sister organization CertTEC, has created an Avionics certification for use in the aviation industry. SpaceTEC and CertTEC deliver knowledge-based assessments through Questionmark. But they also deliver practical exams that require participants to perform tasks and troubleshoot on an electronic trainer. One example of this would be finding a fault or making measurements. Such tests call for the use of electrical test consoles and proprietary electronic card sets.

Practical exams typically are administered by an examiner working with the candidate on the test equipment. But this is costly and difficult to organize nationwide since exams take 3 to 4 hours each and examiners need specialized training.  SpaceTEC is showing how performance and  practical tests—not just knowledge assessments — can be run in Questionmark The software allows HTML coding to be inserted into the exam questions, thereby creating interactive buttons within the exam questions that enable participants to communicate with an external trainer. The exam administered this way only requires a proctor instead of the certified examiner.

Session Objectives:

  • Discover how Questionmark can be used to run practical tests as well as knowledge assessments
  • See how to control test equipment by inserting HTML coding within Questionmark items
  • Learn to configure questions to communicate with test equipment

Target Audience:

  • Business/Corporate
  • Academic/Higher Education
  • Government and/or Military
  • Credentialing and/or Certification

Audience's Experience Level with Questionmark's Products:

  • Intermediate / Experienced