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Ensure Your Assessments are Fair, Valid and Reliable

LTEN Science and Practice of Testing Workshop

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Certification testing is a requirement for most life science training programs. We must prove that our employees are properly trained and have mastered the required material. But many of the testing strategies used by life science companies are not valid and would not stand up to scrutiny if challenged.

This workshop will cover the essentials of what is required to create fair, valid and reliable exams:

  • What is reliability and validity?
  • How are reliability and validity related?
  • How do you ensure that your tests are fair?
  • Rules for writing valid questions
  • Setting valid and defensible passing scores
  • Using item analysis to improve your questions and exams
  • Creating an assessment strategy

This workshop is for those who want to ensure their exams are fair, reliable and valid, or for those who just want to improve the quality of their exams.

At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to design assessments that:

  • Stand up to professional scrutiny by creating exams that are fair, valid and reliable
  • Differentiate between stronger performers and weaker performers
  • Identify learning gaps
  • Include innovative question types
  • Are error-free

Workshop Topics

PART I: BASIC CONCEPTS

  • Why do we measure?
  • A little history
  • Terminology
  • What is validity?
  • What is reliability?

PART II: CREATING VALID ASSESSMENTS

  • The role of Learning Objectives
  • The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • The relationship between Learning Objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy

PART III: CREATING VALID QUESTIONS

  • Rules for writing valid questions

PART IV: SETTING PASSING SCORES

  • Norm-referenced vs. criterion-referenced tests
  • How NOT TO determine a passing score
  • How TO determine a passing score
  • The Angoff Process
  • The Bookmark Method

PART V: STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

  • Developing an assessment strategy
  • Remediation and consequences
  • Periodic retesting (certification and re-certification)
  • Formative assessments

PART VI: REPORTING

  • Item Analysis

PART VII: WRAP-UP

  • Questions and discussion

Course Facilitator

About Princeton Metrics

Princeton Metrics was founded by Steven Just Ed.D. to provide learning and assessment expertise to corporate enterprises. Princeton Metrics offers workshops and consulting services that help companies create learning and assessment strategies, deliver reliable and valid exams, improve training programs and maximize employee job performance.

Dr. Just has spent many years researching, synthesizing and applying learning theory and assessment strategy to the corporate enterprise. He works with companies to ensure that they are incorporating best practices into their training programs. Because he has spent 25 years leading a major assessment company, has been Vice President of a major talent management company and has worked with many large, global training departments he has deep practical expertise (what really works vs. what theoretically works) to bring to his clients.

About Steven Just

Steven Just was previously the founder and CEO of Pedagogue Solutions. The Pedagogue Assessment Management System is by far the most widely used assessment system in the life science industry. In 2011, after 25 years of growing Pedagogue into the industry leader, Dr. Just sold Pedagogue to Saba, where he became the Vice President of Assessment Strategy, helping to unify Pedagogue into the Saba Talent Management system.

Dr. Just has a master’s degree in computer science, a doctorate in educational psychology and over 25 years’ experience working with the world’s leading life science companies. He has taught hundreds of workshops, validated tens of thousands of test questions, created learning and assessment strategies for more than a dozen life science companies and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.

Registration

Half-Day Afternoon Workshop

Member Pricing: $399
Non-Member Pricing: $598 (Includes 1-year membership to LTEN)

 TWO WORKSHOPS, ONE DAY!

Take the LTEN Science and Practice of Modern Learning workshop in the morning and LTEN Science and Practice of Testing workshop in afternoon and SAVE. Pay only $699 for both (member rate; $898 for non-members). Click here to register for BOTH!


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