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Badging and Assessment: If they know it, let them show it!

Posted by Brian McNamara We are delighted to announce the availability of Questionmark Badging! With Questionmark Badging and Questionmark OnDemand, you can grant "badges" to participants based on the outcomes achieved on assessments such as certification exams, post-course tests or advancement exams. Badges aligned with Questionmark assessments can be tied... Read More

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New white paper: Questionmark and Microsoft Office 365

Posted by John Kleeman I’m pleased to inform you of a new white paper fresh off the press on Questionmark and Microsoft Office 365.This white paper explains how Microsoft Office 365 complements the Questionmark OnDemand assessment management system; and how you can use Office 365 to launch Questionmark surveys, quizzes,... Read More

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G Theory and Reliability for Assessments with Randomly Selected Items

Posted by Austin Fossey One of our webinar attendees recently emailed me to ask if there is a way to calculate reliability when items are randomly selected for delivery in a classical test theory (CTT) model. As with so many things, the answer comes from Lee Cronbach—but it’s not Cronbach’s Alpha.... Read More

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Item Development – Conducting the final editorial review

Posted by Austin Fossey Once you have completed your content review and bias review, it is best to conduct a final editorial review. You may have already conducted an editorial review prior to the content and bias reviews to cull items with obvious item-writing flaws or inappropriate item types—so by the... Read More

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Item Development – Managing the Process for Large-Scale Assessments

Posted by Austin Fossey 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. This is the first in a series of posts setting out item development steps that will help... Read More

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Trustworthy Assessment Results – A Question of Transparency

Posted by Austin Fossey Do you trust the results of your test? Like many questions in psychometrics, the answer is that it depends. Like the trust between two people, trustworthy assessment results have to be earned by the testing body. Many of us want to implicitly trust the testing body, be... Read More

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Assessment Report Design: Reporting Multiple Chunks of Information

Posted by Austin Fossey We have discussed aspects of report design in previous posts, but I was recently asked whether an assessment report should report just one thing or multiple pieces of information. My response is that it depends on the intended use of the assessment results, but in general, I... Read More