When you use assessment results to make decisions about people – whether that’s to hire or fire them, promote or certify them — you need access to defensible metrics. You’re investing a lot of time and money into building your assessment programs, so it’s incredibly important to understand whether things are performing as expected. Are they paying off? Are they measuring the right knowledge and skills or are you testing the wrong learning objectives?
For assessments to be reliable and valid, it is necessary to follow structured processes at each step of assessment development. This cheat sheet breaks up the key areas of assessment development and highlights the key measures you should be using in a table that you can use as a checklist.
If you want defensible assessment results, this is the checklist for you!