Assessments are designed to provide an objective evaluation of skills or competencies of a test taker that can then serve as a reliable reflection of the test taker’s ability. They identify the extent to which candidates' personality and cognitive abilities match those required to perform certain roles. Therefore, this e-book sheds light on how to adopt the right process necessary to bring out the required skills.
Kinds of assessments and their application:
The guide divides comparative assessments into two types:
a) Norm-referenced assessments: They are commonly known as percentile system that expose relative standing of candidates across measured competencies. They are useful in a professional setting where the objective is to rank test takers relative to others in the test pool and help in discriminating between high and low achievers.
b) Criterion-referenced assessments: These kinds of assessments pit test takers against a pre-determined benchmark. They are useful to determine whether each test taker has achieved specific skills or competencies, presumably after getting some training on those skills.
Features of good assessments:
This guide simplifies the ease of creating a user-friendly assessment because if a test is too tough, most test takers would score low, and if it is too easy, most test takers would score high, thus making discrimination difficult. Also, multiple subject matter experts should be involved in the creation to avoid personal bias. These assessments should contain mix of questions from different question banks to ensure that test takers get different versions of the same test, while maintaining validity and reliability of the test. The e-book further discusses 9 important steps to be followed before designing assessments.
Importance of quality check:
This comprehensive guide impresses upon the need to have quality checks at every stage in order to eliminate inconsistencies in the assessment content. Any minor or major gap is then identified and rectified.
Download this e-book to get an insight into the prerequisites of designing efficient assessments to hire high potential candidates.
- Need for assessments
- Widescale applications of assessments
- Features of good assessments
- Designing reliable and valid assessments
- Importance of quality check