Examination Development & Administration

Course Description

As the third class in the HR Academy series, this day and a half Exam Development and Administration course explores the value and benefit of effective selection. It is expected that students have attended the Job Analysis class of the Human Resource 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. Participants discuss exam administration issues, and instructors 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. Students practice by designing an oral panel orientation.


Course Topics

  • The value and cost benefit of employment testing
  • Exam types and their appropriate uses
  • How to develop oral, written, T & E and job simulation exams
  • Administering oral exams, including training oral board members
  • Resources available for exam development
  • Using a written exam item analysis to make decisions
  • Setting pass-points
  • Exam administration, confidentiality and security
  • On-line testing

Course Fee: $239.00

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates RTC for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.
No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.