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ATD Greater Boston Learning Measurement SIG Presents: Writing Effective Learning Assessment Questions

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Virtual - Link in Registration Email
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The ATD Greater Boston Chapter Special Interest Group on Learning Measurement Presents:

Writing Effective Learning Assessment Questions

with Irene Stern Frielich

November 9, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT - Link in registration email

Do you write learning assessments (aka “tests”) for your courses? Is it usually an afterthought? Do you feel stuck using assessments as a way to “check the box” rather than truly test learning? Would you like to explore common pitfalls and learn how to write effective questions?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone! In this interactive presentation, we will discuss the value of writing effective learning assessments. We will examine actual test questions, identifying at least 3 of the most common issues and related best practices that can be used to write more effective questions.

By the end of this interactive presentation, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of learning assessments and their role in the learning process
  • Identify at least 3 common issues with test questions
  • Write “better” test questions

About the Speaker

Irene Stern Frielich is founder and President of EnVision Performance Solutions, an award-winning custom instructional design and training consulting firm based near Boston, MA. EnVision provides clients with blended solutions on a wide array of topics including talent management, compliance, quality, new hire orientation, disaster services, and safety. EnVision’s innovative suite of services to build clients’ self-reliance include the BRIDGE Solution® rapid development approach, course audits, and their EnVision’s series of WELTM (Writing Effective Learning) workshops such as the longer version of today’s presentation.

Recent EnVision clients include American Red Cross, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Northeastern University, Pacific Western Bank, Sanofi, Sullivan Tire, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Irene holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in Economics from Brandeis University. She is a snowshoeing, kayaking, and cycling enthusiast, which usually keeps her happy throughout the year.

Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG) Mission

The mission of the group is to enhance members’ professional development in measurement and evaluation; to increase the effectiveness of their L&D organizations through measurement and evaluation; and to engage with the global community of L&D practitioners in applying measurement and evaluation to deliver performance and results through learning.

The group addresses a wide range of topics, from getting started in defining methods, tools and processes of data collection, to more advanced applications, such as, measuring technology-enabled and blended learning. The group welcomes members with little or no background in measurement and evaluation, through more experienced practitioners.

Why Consider Joining the Measurement SIG?

The benefits of participating in the group will include:

  • Enhancing your professional development in the area of measurement and evaluation
  • Sharing measurement challenges and gaining insight and advice from others
  • Engaging in dialogue with subject matter experts
  • Providing information, tools and advice to fellow L&D practitioners in your organization
  • Demonstrating to executive stakeholders how you are increasing performance and results through learning
  • Making a contribution toward advancing the effectiveness of L&D worldwide, through more robust measurement and evaluation

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Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

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