Is it possible to assess someone’s abilities to make judgements and decisions when they are faced with a dilemma?
Traditional knowledge-based tests and exams are designed to demonstrate what participants can remember, not what they can do. Whether used in recruitment, onboarding, compliance, training, career advancement or certification, assessments that go "beyond recall" offer organizations many distinct benefits.
As organizations face increasing scrutiny for how decision-making and judgment are exercised in the workplace, it is more important than ever that competency assessments focus not just on measuring knowledge but also on the deeper goal of gauging the cognitive abilities and skills that make for effective job performance including the exercise of judgment.
This session gives a general overview of why it’s important to go beyond recall in competency assessments, describes some routes to do so, and gives a practical introduction to how situational judgment assessments can measure the abilities of employees to solve problems, make decisions and exercise sound judgment.
Key points covered in the webinar will include:
- Different kinds of cognitive skills we can assess
- Observational assessments
- Introduction to Situational Judgment Assessments (SJAs)
- How to author SJAs
- How Questionmark can be used for SJAs
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About the presenter:
John Kleeman is Executive Director and Founder of Questionmark. He has a first class degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer. John wrote the first version of the Questionmark assessment software system and then founded Questionmark in 1988 to market, develop and support it. John has been heavily involved in assessment software development for over 20 years and has also participated in several standards initiatives: he was on the original team that created IMS QTI and was the instigator and chairman of the panel that produced the Standard BS 7988, which has now become ISO 23988.