Are your testing methods as effective and efficient as they can be? James Malley discusses the perks of administering your pre-employment or student admissions assessments online.
Hi, my name is James Malley, and I’m the Central Region Account Manager here at Wonderlic. Computers and the internet are vital to the way most companies do business, and we need to consider how this affects the way we train people and administer assessments. While most assessments are now available on computer, some people still choose to use paper and pencil. Both methods are effective in obtaining accurate results; however, there are many benefits to taking advantage of the technology that is available to us. Today I will address the benefits of online testing.
Now, when I say “online testing” I mean the test is going to be administered via a computer using a testing system that is run over the Internet. The test can be given either remotely, in which case users can test at their convenience from any location, or it can be administered at your organization. Either way, online testing provides benefits that are not available with paper and pencil.
First, let’s talk about the “pros” of remote online testing.
Remote Online Testing
On-Site Online Testing
Of course, when you administer an online assessment at your location, there are a few differences.
You’ll have to schedule a time with the individual to come in and take the assessment, and you’ll need to have a computer available. If you are testing multiple people at once, you’ll need to have enough computers for everyone. Also, if the test is proctored, you’ll need to have someone available to monitor the testing session.
However, there are still the benefits of immediate scoring and reporting, ease of data collection, and the peace of mind that standardized administration brings. Also, with proctored assessments, you can be confident that the individual has not enlisted any outside help.
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