The series is broken down into mini webinars ranging from 45 to 90-minutes. Each webinar includes rules, examples, and tools. You will see good and bad examples and get a digital copy of the workbook and the tool(s). Workshops cost $59 - $99. There is a discount for Professional or Organizational Members.
You will get a certificate when you complete the series.
Is the Series for you?
How to Develop Effective Multiple-Choice Questions – Covers all those pesky details about items and distractors. You get tools for creating items and a QC checklist – resources your subject matter experts can use over and over. You will see good and bad examples and leave with guidelines on how to develop valid multiple-choice questions that discriminate those who know from those who don’t. (75 minutes)
How to Develop Performance-based Tests – The segment describes three different types of performance-based tests and the value and limitations of each. You will see good and bad examples and get a decision guide on how to choose the type of test best for your situation. The tool also includes rules for developing interactive items sets, performance-based tests, and portfolio-based tests. (90 minutes)
How to Develop Checklists - The segment answers when and why to use checklists compared to rubrics. Your tool will help you and your subject matter experts develop checklists that capture the key behaviors expected of someone who can do a task to standard. You will see examples of well-designed and poorly designed checklists. (45 minutes)
How to Develop Rubrics – The segment covers the ins and outs of creating a rubric that captures the attributes of a behavior ranging from not acceptable to exemplar. The tool includes probing questions you can use with your subject matter experts to identify the features or nuances that distinguish the very good from the barely acceptable. You will see examples of rubrics and learn why they work. (60 minutes)
How to Create Operational Definitions – Operational definitions explain what the performance is, why it is important, and how it is done. The output is information that will help you and your subject matter experts decide on the best testing method and get the information required to create effective performance-based tests. You will see good and bad examples and get a tool designed to help you get valid information. (45 minutes)
How to Conduct Observational Interviews – This is a key skill for anyone who has been charged with finding out how experts do their work and why they make the decisions they do. The tool includes a set of questions you can adapt and a protocol for setting up and conducting the process. You will find out to avoid common mistakes. (60 minutes)
How to Conduct Critical-Incident Interviews – Ever wonder why some people are just better at doing a task than other people? This data gathering method is specifically designed to surface the attributes that discriminate those who do well from those who do average. The tool includes a set of guidelines for how to design and conduct the interview with examples of questions you can refine for your own situation. (45 minutes)
Design: All workshops are offered online and in-house. The workshops draw on the latest research and proven practices. Attendees get a digital copy of the workbook containing the slide deck, job-aids, guidelines, and references. The online sessions are offered through WebEx. Attendees wanting to attend in person or schedule an in-house program should contact Judy@HaleCenter.org to learn more about the location, accommodations, and fees.
Schedule: All workshops start at 9 am Pacific time unless otherwise advertised or agreed on.
FeesThis series is for professionals who want to learn more about how to get valid data and develop tests for training and certification.
Shown fees are for members of ISPI or the Center for International Credentials:
- How to Develop Effective Multiple-Choice Questions – 75 minutes; $69 (non-members $89)
- How to Develop Performance-based Tests – 90 minutes; $79 (non-members $99)
- How to Develop Checklists - 45 minutes; $49 (non-members $59)
- How to Develop Rubrics – 60 minutes; $59 (non-members $79)
- How to Create Operational Definitions – 45 minutes; $49 (non-members $59)
- How to Conduct Observational Interviews – 60 minutes; $59 (non-members $79)
- How to Conduct Critical-Incident Interviews – 45 minutes; $49 (non-members $59)
Interested in an on-site workshop? Email Judy@halecenter.org to make arrangements.