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Assessments - Shaken, not Stirred

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Bacardi USA Inc, 2701 South Lejeune Road, Coral Gables, FL. 33134
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South Florida ASTD & Bacardi USA, Inc. Are thrilled to bring you: Assessments - Shaken, not StirredBacardi


Registration for this event this closed, as we have reached maximum participation.  If you wish to be added to the wait-list, please email miamigig@astdsfl.org.


Event Details:

Assessments play a vital role in measuring employees’ knowledge, skills and attitudes. Effective assessments also help organizations identify learning needs, manage talent, monitor performance and ensure regulatory compliance.  This interactive presentation will explore the different types of assessments and explain their respective applications, with particular emphasis on how trainers and instructional designers can use assessments to enhance the learning process.  It will also explore the connection between organizational needs and quality assessment practices.


Key concepts that will be addressed:
  • Using questions and feedback to enhance learning and decrease forgetting
  • Types of assessments used before, during and following learning activities
  • Setting pass/fail scores for criterion-referenced assessments
  • Interpreting item (question) and test statistics to determine reliability
  • Basic principles for making assessments support organizational goals
  • Emerging practices including mobile delivery and assessment for informal learning initiatives


Presenter: Eric Shepherd


Eric ShepherdEric  Shepherd leads Questionmark in providing testing and assessment technologies and services to businesses, test publishers, government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations around the world. Recognized as one of the world’s authorities on assessment software, Eric has championed the use of online assessments for learning, qualifying and performing. He serves on the Board of Directors of the HR-XML Consortium and the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) in order to further the reliability, validity, quality, use and public image of assessments. He was instrumental in the development of the IMS Question and Test Interoperability (IMS QTI) standard and served as the first chairman of ATP’s European Division. He has advised corporations, government departments, universities, schools and technical standards bodies on the deployment of online assessments and is a sought-after speaker for conferences and seminars around the world.


Seating for this event will be limited, and there will be NO  WALK-INS.  Please register early for what is sure to be a great event!  Last day to register will be August 20.  If you are interested in attending after registration is closed please contact Janet at 786-247-4837. 


Payments must be made in advance of the event.

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