Posted by Joan Phaup
There will be a whole lot of learning going on in San Antonio March 4 during three workshops preceding the Questionmark 2014 Users Conference.
These sessions cover a broad range of experience levels — from people who are just beginning to use Questionmark technologies to those who want to understand best practices in test development and item writing.
Questionmark Boot Camp: Basic Training for Beginners (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Questionmark Trainer Rick Ault will lead this hands-on workshop, which begins with a broad introduction to the Questionmark platform and then becomes an interactive, hands-on practice session. Bring your own laptop to get some firsthand experience creating and scheduling assessments. Participants will also get acquainted with reports and analytics.
Test Development Fundamentals (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Whether you are involved in workplace testing, training program evaluation, certification & certificate program development, or academic testing, an understanding of criterion-referenced test development will strengthen your testing program. Dr. Melissa Fein, author of Test Development Fundamentals for Certification and Evaluation, leads this morning workshop, which will help participants judge test quality, set mastery cutoff points, and improve test quality.
The Art and Craft of Item Writing (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Writing high-quality multiple-choice questions can present many challenges and pitfalls. Longtime educator and test author Mary Lorenz will coach workshop participants through the process of constructing well-written items that measure given objectives. Bring items of your own and sharpen them up during this interactive afternoon session.
Choose between the full-day workshop and one or both of the half-day workshops.
Conference attendees qualify for special workshop registration rates, and there’s a discount for attending both half-day sessions.