Posted by Joan Phaup
I’m blogging this morning from New Orleans, where we have just completed the 10th annual Questionmark Users Conference.
It’s been a terrific time for all of us, and we are already looking forward to next year’s gathering. 2013.
One highlight this week was yesterday’s presentation of a Questionmark Getting Results Award to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Greg Line, a PwC Director in Global Human Capital Transformation, and Sean Farrell, Senior Manager of Evaluation & Assessment at PwC, accepted the award.
The award acknowledges PWC’s successful global deployment of diagnostic and post-training assessments to more than 100,000 employees worldwide, as well as 35,000 employees in the United States.
In delivering more than 230,000 tests each year — in seven different languages — PwC defines and adheres to sound practices in the use of diagnostic and post-training assessments as part of its highly respected learning and compliance initiatives. These practices include developing test blueprints, aligning test content with organizational goals, utilizing sound item writing techniques, carefully reviewing question quality and using Angoff ratings to set passing scores.
Adhering to these practices has helped PwC deploy valid, reliable tests for a vast audience – an impressive accomplishment that we were very pleased to celebrate at the conference.
So that’s it for 2012! But mark your calendar for March 3 – 6, 2013, when we will meet at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore!