ERIC Number: ED434921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Live Application Testing: Performance Assessment with Computer-Based Delivery.
Adair, James H.; Berkowitz, Nancy F.
To measure workplace skills more realistically for certification purposes, two computer-delivered performance examinations, termed "Live Application" exams, were developed to test job-related competencies in a specific software product, Lotus Notes. As in the real world, success on examination tasks was determined by the examinee's final product, not interim keystrokes. A specially developed scoring program evaluated results of examination tasks. In the final examination format, examinees received a detailed score report immediately on completing the examination. The beta versions of the examinations were administered over a 3-month period to 171 people. A follow-up questionnaire was then sent to all of these beta examinees. Respondents reported feeling that the examination was fair (80% agreement) and a good test of their skills (90% agreement), and they also reported that taking the examination was a valuable experience (95% agreement). (Contains 5 tables and 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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