Build a better assessment

Mary Burns writes about computer-based assessments in eLearning Industry’s online blog. She says poor design is one of the main reasons any assessment will fail. We agree, but we also know that a proper assessment tool can be just as important. We say this with confidence because we built our own tool. Here’s Mary’s Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments:

  1. Remember the before, during and after of assessment
  2. Know why you want to assess
  3. Choose the right tool
  4. Follow guidelines for creating multiple-choice tests
  5. Benjamin Bloom [Bloom’s Taxonomy] is your friend