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Lunch & Learn: Assessments Through the Learning Process

  • 20 Sep 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. David's Episcopal Church 301 E. 8th St. - Austin, 78701


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Assessments Through the Learning Process

NOTE: Register by Sept 16 to reserve a lunch. 

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Program Description:

Assessments play a vital role in measuring employees' knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Effective assessments also help organizations identify learning needs, manage talent, monitor performance, and ensure regulatory compliance.

This interactive presentation will explore the different types of aasessments and explain their respective applications, with particular emphasis on how trainers and instructional designers can use surveys, quizzes, tests, and exams to enhance the learning process. It will also examine the connection between organizational needs and quality assessment practices.

Key concepts that will be addressed:

  • Using questions and feedback to enhance learning (and decrease forgetting)
  • Types of assessments used before, during, and after learning activities
  • Setting pass/fail scores for criterion-referenced assessments
  • Interpreting item (question) and test statistics to determine reliability
  • Basic principles for making assessments support organizational goals
  • Emerging practices including mobile delivery and assessment for informal learning initiatives


  • Identify business drivers for learning and assessment
  • Distinguish among different assessment types and their uses before, during, and after learning
  • Understand the impact of assessments and feedback on learning and retention

Workplace Learning & Performance Competencies:

  • Evaluating Learning Impact
  • Instructional Design
  • Performance Improvement

Click here for more about the ASTD Competency Model.

About the Speakers:

Eric ShepherdEric Sheperd is CEO of Questionmark, which provides testing and assessment technologies and services to businesses, test publishers, credentialing organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and other organizations around the world.

Recognized as one of the leading authorities on assessment software, Eric has championed the use of online assessments for learning, qualifying, and performing. He serves on the Board of Directors of the HR-XML Consortium and was instrumental in the development of the IMS Question and Test Interoperability (IMS QTI) standard. He has also served on the Association of Test Publisher's board and was the first chairman of ATP's European Division.

Eric blogs at http://blog.eric.info

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