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Testing (Pre-, Post-)

Knowledge of and ability to adopt various tools and methods to conduct pre- and post-training testing and associated analysis of test results with the purpose of improving training effectiveness.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Documents basic concepts behind testing as part of the training process.

Identifies common types of tests and associated options.

Seeks examples of the use of testing in training.

Compiles a list of where to obtain more information on testing in the workplace.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Provides and administers training-related testing.

Produces testing reports for management and non-management purposes using relevant tools.

Selects locally relevant testing tools and approved vendors.

Interprets and explains test results and their significance to clients.

Assesses the reliability and validity of training tests in light of organizational policies.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Teaches junior team members how to properly select testing tools and methods for various situations.

Directs the analysis of key issues and feedback in training assessment reports.

Advises on the validity and reliability of vendors' tests and methodologies.

Evaluates the benefits and applicable situations of different types of testing methods and tools.

Designs and develops tests for a variety of training topics.

Analyzes the cost/benefit ratio of different types of pre- and post-training testing.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Builds testing methods and tool selection guidelines for various situations and training purposes throughout the organization.

Leads in establishing process mechanisms to analyze test results.

Designs testing strategies, policies and practices in line with the organizationÆs business strategies.

Develops new methodologies for verifying the validity and reliability of each test.

Predicts future developments in training testing methodology.

Champions new testing types and methods to improve the impact of training in the industry.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time when pre- and post- testing did not accurately reflect training effectiveness.
  • Tell me how you have used pre- and post- testing to guide your training methodologies or curriculum.
  • How did you evaluate the reliability and validity of training tests?
  • How did you design pre- and post-training tests for a particular training program?

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