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Thursday, April 13th, 2017 | Mass Producing Test Questions

Mass Producing Test Questions

Speaker: Greg Sadesky, Ph.D, EVP Psychometrics     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Register here


Much has changed since Yardstick first unveiled Itematic two years ago. Back then, we were excited about its ability to create many questions at once, filling your item bank quickly and efficiently. Now we’re excited about its new features, including item selection, lists and full metadata. This session will reveal all!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Developing an Examination Blueprint

Developing an Examination Blueprint

Speaker: Kelly Piasentin, Ph.D, Senior Psychometrician     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Register here


Developing a blueprint well is a key step for ensuring the validity of your examination. One challenge for test administrators is determining what a final blueprint should comprise, and what steps should be taken to create one. This webinar will describe the essential components of a blueprint along with practical advice for implementation, to help ensure that your blueprint aligns to and supports your unique examination context and objectives.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Post-Administration Item Analysis

Post-Administration Item Analysis

Speaker: Michaela Geddes, Ph.D, Senior Psychometrician     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Register here


Interpreting psychometric information presented in item analysis reports can be daunting. This webinar will provide an overview of the basic theory of item analysis and will review specific examples of items that meet, and fail to meet statistical standards. Most importantly, the implications of the analysis for revising the items will be described, ensuring participants can put their knowledge of item analysis into practice quickly.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 | Mass Producing Test Questions

Mass Producing Test Questions

Speaker: Greg Sadesky, Ph.D, EVP Psychometrics     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Register here


Much has changed since Yardstick first unveiled Itematic two years ago. Back then, we were excited about its ability to create many questions at once, filling your item bank quickly and efficiently. Now we’re excited about its new features including item selection, lists and full metadata. This session will reveal all!

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | The Assessment Life Cycle

The Assessment Life Cycle

Speaker: Charlotte Pashley, M.Ed, Junior Psychometrician     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Register here


The Assessment Life Cycle is a way of organizing the assessment development process into a series of easy-to-understand stages. This tool provides a strong foundation of knowledge to effectively plan how to ensure the defensibility of your testing program. The Assessment Life Cycle webinar will walk you through these steps and show you how Yardstick psychometricians design, plan and implement sound, defensible, high-stakes assessments.

Thursday, June 22th, 2017 | Do's and Don'ts of Professional Testing

Do’s and Don’ts of Professional Testing

Speaker: Greg Sadesky, Ph.D, EVP Psychometrics     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Register here


Some of the choices you make about your high stakes exam program carry unexpectedly large consequences for how well it functions, or its legal defensibility. Join us for this webinar as it reveals the most important of those choices, including both psychometrics and administration decisions.

 

If you have any issues registering for any of the above sessions, please send us an email at info@getyardstick.com.  


Past Webinars

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 | Collusion Detection and its Application to Regulation

Collusion Detection and its Application to Regulation

Speaker: Chris Beauchamp, Ph.D, Senior Psychometrician     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT     Watch webinar recording


Every profession, at one time or another, has had to deal with exam misconduct. A data forensics program is a great tool, both as a deterrent and quality control measure, as well as an investigative tool to support the validity of the assessment process. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on data forensics and collusion detection. No math degree required! This webinar is for anyone who works in credentialing or education!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 | How to Develop Good Multiple-Choice Questions

How to Develop Good Multiple-Choice Questions

Speaker: Natasha Parfyonova, Ph.D, Senior Psychometrician     Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT      Watch webinar recording


The quality of a multiple-choice exam depends on the ability of exam questions to differentiate between competent and not-yet-competent candidates. Writing effective multiple-choice questions is both a science and an art. This webinar will introduce you to the principles of writing multiple-choice questions and demonstrate how these principles can be applied to the evaluation of questions in an item bank.

By the end of the webinar, the audience will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of writing quality multiple-choice questions
  2. Evaluate multiple-choice questions in an item bank to identify opportunities for improvement.