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Seven tips to recruit and manage SMEs for technology certification exams

Posted by John Kleeman [repost from February 8, 2017] How do you keep a certification exam up to date when the technology it is assessing is changing rapidly? Certifications in new technologies like software-as-a-service and cloud solutions have some specific challenges. The nature of the technology usually means that questions... Read More

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7 Strategies to Shrink Satisficing & Improve Survey Results

Posted by John Kleeman My previous post Satisficing: Why it might as well be a four-letter word explained that satisficing on a survey is when someone answers survey questions adequately but not as well as they can. Typically they just fill in questions without thinking too hard. As a commenter... Read More

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Item Development Tips For Defensible Assessments

Posted by Julie Delazyn Whether you work with low-stakes assessments, small-scale classroom assessments or large-scale, high-stakes assessment, understanding and applying some basic principles of item development will greatly enhance the quality of your results. What began as a popular 11-part blog series has morphed into a white paper: Managing Item... Read More

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Online Proctoring: FAQs

Posted by John Kleeman Online proctoring was a hot-button topic at Questionmark’s annual Users Conference. And though we’ve discussed the pros and cons in this blog and even offered an infographic highlighting online versus test-center proctoring, many interesting questions arose during the Ensuring Exam Integrity with Online Proctoring  session I... Read More