A quiz for the Holidays?

The holidays are here; it’s time for cheer!

No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, take this quiz and check it twice.

Scan the QR Code or click here to get started:

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and happy new year!

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How much do you know about defensible assessments?

Julie Delazyn HeadshotPosted by Julie Delazyn

This quiz is a re-post from a very popular blog entry published by John Kleeman.

Readers told us that it was instructive and engaging to take quizzes on using assessments, and we like to listen to you! So here is the second quiz in a pre-published series of quizzes on assessment topics. This one was authored in conjunction with Neil Bachelor of Pure Questions. You can see the first quiz on Cut Scores here.

As always, we regard resources like this quiz as a way of contributing to the ongoing process of learning about assessment. In that spirit, please enjoy the quiz below and feel free to comment if you have any suggestions to improve the questions or the feedback.

Is a longer test likely to be more defensible than a shorter one? Take the quiz and find out. Be sure to look for your feedback after you have completed it!

NOTE: Some people commented on the first quiz that they were surprised to lose marks for getting questions wrong. This quiz uses True/False questions and it is easy to guess at answers, so we’ve set it to subtract a point for each question you get wrong, to illustrate that this is possible. Negative scoring like this encourages you to answer “Don’t Know” rather than guess; this is particularly helpful in diagnostic tests where you want participants to be as honest as possible about what they do or don’t think they know.

The Dog Days of Summer: Take Our Quiz!

Joan Phaup Headshot Posted by Joan Phaup

It’s been hot-hot-hot in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer – and now we’re in what’s known as the Dog Days.

Some people may think it’s too hot outside for anyone to think straight, but we’re not going to ask too much of you.

Our short quiz is just a little something to get your mind in gear for cooler days ahead.

See how you do on these five questions:

Delivering assessments in multiple languages: What are your options?

Jim Farrell HeadshotPosted by Jim Farrell

Test publishers, businesses and other organizations that operate internationally or have multilingual audiences need to provide a consistent experience for  all participants, regardless of what language they speak.

I’d like to explain how we at Questionmark can help you achieve this and the options we offer to suit differing needs – whether subject matter experts are generating content in many different languages or you need to have existing content translated.

The interface of Questionmark Live, our browser-based authoring tool, is translated in more than 20 languages. SMEs from all over the world can create content easily, in their preferred language.

But what about localizing content you already have, and keeping track of questions in multiple languages?

Our Translation Management System provides translation interfaces, project management and workflows that make it easier for you to manage and deliver localized content to participants all over the world. You can author and translate once, schedule once, deliver your assessment in many different languages and present all the results together — in a single data set. This is very useful when doing item analysis. For example, if you have students taking a test in English and in Spanish. You can do analysis on the questions together, not as two different versions of the question.

There are two different ways to translate:

The first is by a translation/localization company. This is particularly useful when you have a large amount of translation to do or if you are using many different languages. You can export the content as an XLIFF file and send it to your translation for processing, This is a logical choice for organizations that are delivering dozens of multilingual exams and have hundreds of items in play. Once your files come back to you in your choice of languages, you can import the translated assessments back into the Translation Management System.

For smaller projects, you might rather have translators use the Translation Management System directly. It displays the base language of the question, options and feedback and provides an area for someone to go in and translate. This is very efficient for not only translating content but also for updating and localizing translations.

Once you have multilingual content, how do you deliver it?

Here, again, you have options: Let’s start with the participant interface. You can present Questionmark assessments in 30 different languages – including those that read right-to-left, such as Arabic and Hebrew. You might be saying, “Wow, 30 languages!” But you also might be saying, “Well, mine is not in the list.” If you are that group, you can provide you own translations.

When deciding how to present your content, you can allow participants to select the language they use, or you can force the language selection in the link to the survey, quiz, test or exam.

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Assessments can be scheduled for delivery in a specific language, or administrators may allow participants to select which language they prefer to take the assessment in.

Providing different ways to manage multilingual assessments reflects our commitment to helping customers who need to reach participants in many different places, from different cultures.

 

Try out our multi-lingual assessment:

How much do you know about assessment? Quiz 6: Evaluating questions

Posted by John Kleeman

Here is the 6th of our series of quizzes on assessment subjects, authored in conjunction with Neil Bachelor of Pure Questions. This week’s quiz is on evaluating questions during a test trial.

Here are links to earlier quizzes in the series:

Quiz 1 – Cut Scores
Quiz 2 – Validity & Defensibility
Quiz 3 – Use of formative quizzes
Quiz 4 – Trialling Questions
Quiz 5 – Designing Assessments

We regard resources like this quiz as a way of contributing to the ongoing process of learning about assessment. In that spirit, please enjoy the quiz below and feel free to comment if you have any suggestions to improve the questions:

How much do you know about assessment? Quiz 5: Designing Assessments

Posted by John Kleeman

Here is the fifth of our series of quizzes on assessment subjects, authored in conjunction with Neil Bachelor of Pure Questions. This week’s quiz is on designing assessments, a large topic area, but we’ve selected some interesting questions to check your understanding.

Here are links to earlier quizzes in the series:

Quiz 1 – Cut Scores
Quiz 2 – Validity & Defensibility
Quiz 3 – Use of formative quizzes
Quiz 4 – Trialling Questions

We regard resources like this quiz as a way of contributing to the ongoing process of learning about assessment. In that spirit, please enjoy the quiz below and feel free to comment if you have any suggestions to improve the questions.

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