Article Title: Give Tests a Test Run
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: When a training initiative includes an assessment to evaluate learners’ knowledge or skill, it makes sense to ensure that the assessment is accurate and reliable prior to using it for training. While some may view this as a cumbersome step, this article suggests simple ways to test an assessment.
After putting the knowledge assessment through your review process, consider administering it to a group of subject matter experts to see how they do. This might help reveal any shortcomings prior to using the assessment with actual learners. Watch for items with low success rates and any distracters that were frequently selected.