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Examination Development and Administration


The two-day Exam Development and Administration course explores the value and benefit of effective selection of test items. It is expected that students have attended the Job Analysis class of the HR Academy. Consequently, there is only a refresher on job analysis for selection purposes. This class allows students to learn and practice the development of structured oral examination questions and rating guides, written exam questions, job simulation and performance exercises as well as training and experience evaluation. The course provides an overview of other less frequently used testing instruments, such as assessment centers, biodata and psychological tests. You will discuss exam administration issues, and instructors will provide handy checklists of issues to consider when administering an exam. The course also covers the importance of providing a thorough orientation for structured oral exam panel members. You will practice by designing an oral panel orientation.

HR generalists new to HR or desiring skill development, experienced specialists who could benefit from training in the broader spectrum of HR, HR practitioners in a decentralized HR organization, experienced private sector HR practitioners who have transitioned to the public sector

• The value and cost benefit of employment testing

• Exam types and their appropriate uses

• How to develop oral, written, training and experience, and job simulation exams

• Administer oral exams, including training oral board members

• Resources available for exam development

• Use a written exam item analysis to make decisions

• Set pass-points

• Exam administration, confidentiality and security