Observational Assessments                                                                                              www...
What are Observational Assessments?         Observational assessments provide a mechanism          for an ‘observer’ to a...
Observational assessment vs.    ‘traditional’ quiz, test or exam                                              Traditional ...
If assessing performance of a task, observertypically rates participant in three areas:                                   ...
Typical workflow for observer    Monitor/observer logs in          Selects assessment             Selects participant to b...
Monitor/observer     logs in
Selects assessment
Selects participant to be observed
Answers/submits  responses to    questions
Feedback to Participant on PerformanceResults/feedback   reported to  stakeholders
Mobile devices   Mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones    are ideal for delivering observational    assessments...
The same assessmentthat is delivered ontraditional laptop can bedelivered via a handheldmobile device such asiPad, iPhone ...
Example applications of ObservationalAssessmentCertification         Observational assessments can be used as critical com...
Questions?                                            More information:                 http://www.questionmark.com/go/obs...
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  1. 1. Observational Assessments www.questionmark.comCopyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved.Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  2. 2. What are Observational Assessments?  Observational assessments provide a mechanism for an ‘observer’ to assess a participant  For example, a participant might be observed and rated on…  Performance of a specific task or procedure  Knowledge acquisition and application  Demonstration of skills/abilities that ‘traditional’ assessment may be less reliable in measuring Copyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved.Slide 2 Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  3. 3. Observational assessment vs. ‘traditional’ quiz, test or exam Traditional assessment • Participant is presented with questions for direct response Observational assessment • Observer is presented with questions to ‘rate’ participant’s knowledge, skills and abilities Copyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved.Slide 3 Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  4. 4. If assessing performance of a task, observertypically rates participant in three areas: Performing Preparation Wrap Up the task Copyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved. Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  5. 5. Typical workflow for observer Monitor/observer logs in Selects assessment Selects participant to be observed Answers/submits responses to questions Results/feedback reported to stakeholders Copyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved.Slide 5 Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  6. 6. Monitor/observer logs in
  7. 7. Selects assessment
  8. 8. Selects participant to be observed
  9. 9. Answers/submits responses to questions
  10. 10. Feedback to Participant on PerformanceResults/feedback reported to stakeholders
  11. 11. Mobile devices Mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones are ideal for delivering observational assessments Copyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved. Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  12. 12. The same assessmentthat is delivered ontraditional laptop can bedelivered via a handheldmobile device such asiPad, iPhone or Androidphone/tablet
  13. 13. Example applications of ObservationalAssessmentCertification Observational assessments can be used as critical components of the certification process – in some cases are required by regulatory authorities.ProcessPerformance or An organization has delivered a training course to its employees and is now evaluating its effectiveness. By observing and monitoring behavioral changes in the workplace before and after the training, the organization willlevel 3 be able to assess the changes caused by the training and evaluate the return on investment gained.assessment:Medical and Medical and dental schools make extensive use of observational assessments such as the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).Dental Schoolexams:Equipment Observational assessment can be used to record and rate operators skills, abilities, safety practices and adherence to required proceduresoperation:Customer Service Workplace Assessments can also be used to evaluate retail sales and customer service staff on how well they cope in different situations to assess where additional training is required or where personnel excel.evaluation:Driving school A driving school examiner observes and rates the license applicant against several pre-elected tasks, such as parking, observation and awareness.examiner: Copyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved. Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.
  14. 14. Questions? More information: http://www.questionmark.com/go/observationalCopyright © 1995-2011 Questionmark Corporation and/or Questionmark Computing Limited, known collectively as Questionmark. All rights reserved.Questionmark is a registered trademark of Questionmark Computing Limited. All other trademarks are acknowledged.

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