Packing for India and Questionmark Events in Bangalore and Mumbai

rafael-conf-australia2Posted by Rafael Lami Dozo

It is time to pack our suits and hit the road again…This time we are going to India!

We will be holding events in two different cities:

The first event will be on May 5th at the Taj Residency of Bangalore in the middle of the Indian Silicon Valley. You can register here.

The second event will be on May 7th at the Grand Hyatt in bustling Mumbai. You can register here.

Participants in these meetings will hear a power-packed briefing session on “Effectively measuring knowledge, skills and ability with well-crafted assessments.”

This briefing session will show how to create assessments that shed light on a person’s skill and ability as well as their knowledge. We will examine a number of different question types – as well as question writing techniques – that can be used to measure cognitive skills and abilities.

This session will help you:

 – Understand the relationship between knowledge, skills and abilities
 – Distinguish between cognitive processes and types of knowledge
 – Connect appropriate question types to specific skills
 – Write questions that probe more effectively into cognitive skills and abilities
 – Determine when to use “multiple choice” item formats versus constructed response

Also, Indian users of Questionmark Perception will explain how they are using our assessment solutions.

Beyond Multiple Choice: Leveraging Technology for Better Assessments

Joan PhaupPosted by Joan Phaup

Our first Beyond Multiple Choice: Nine Ways to Leverage Technology for Better Assessments Web seminar met with an enthusiastic response: it filled up almost instantly! So we are offering the same seminar again on Wednesday, December 16th, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Assessments play a vital role in measuring people’s knowledge, skills and attitudes. They also help organizations improve performance, manage workforce competencies, and ensure regulatory compliance. How can you create and assessments that produce appropriate, actionable results? What can you do to ensure the quality of questions and the security of assessments all the way from authoring and scheduling to administration, reporting, and analysis? How can you make the best use of online authoring, reporting, analytical, and security tools? These and many other questions will be addressed in this free, hour-long session, which will include opportunities for you to ask questions of your own.

We welcome you to learn more about this Webinar and register online.

How to Create Matching Questions in Questionmark Perception

Joan PhaupPosted by Joan Phaup

Quiz and test authors need an arsenal of different question types to suit various purposes. Matching questions, which present two series of words or ideas, ask participants to match items from one list to items within the other. Learners must correctly identify which items go together–say, for instance, a state or country and its capital.

Matching questions make it possible to measure a relatively large amount of knowledge in a small amount of space, but it’s important to bear in mind that they emphasize information recognition rather than information recall.

A matching item in Questionmark Perception might  look like the question below. In this example, which uses a graphical presentation format, someone has already started figuring things out!

matching question

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to create a matching question in Perception, with or without a graphical interface. The tutorial will also show you how to set up scoring and feedback.