White Paper Examines Effective Use of Assessments in Learning

May 17, 2004

“Assessments Through the Learning Process” illustrates how organizations and instructors can use assessments to improve the learning process and achieve better results. The paper is designed to help readers:

    • Distinguish between types and styles of assessments
    • Understand various types of assessment tools
    • Learn to develop effective assessments
    • Analyze the results of assessments
    • Understand reliability and validity
    • Appreciate the benefits of computerizing assessments

The free, 31-page paper can be ordered at http://www.questionmark.com/links/a.htm

“The cornerstone of developing successful educational, training, and certification materials is the effective use of assessments,” says Questionmark President Eric Shepherd. “While assessments used to consist of reams of paper upon which students filled in tiny boxes, now companies and educational institutions have a real opportunity to use technology not only to make assessments more widely available but also to use them as both learning tools and measurement tools.”

About Questionmark
Questionmark has been producing testing and assessment software since 1988, enabling educators and trainers to write, administer, and report on tests and surveys securely using individual PCs, local networks, the Internet, and intranets. Some 1,900 businesses, governments, schools, colleges, and universities in more than 50 countries use Questionmark Perception software. Questionmark has offices in the United States, England, and Belgium, with distributors worldwide. The company’s website is http://www.questionmark.com.