[IPAC-List] Computer assisted testing

Pluta, Paul ppluta at hr.lacounty.gov
Thu Feb 10 17:49:36 EST 2011

We have been considering using this one. It has a lot of functionality and is pretty inexpensive. The only caveat is that you need your own content, but if you are going from paper-and-pencil to online testing then...

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Keith and all,
I just wanted to confirm that we will be holding the webinar next Wednesday, February 16th--all are invited to listen in. To register go to http://www.cps.ca.gov/resources.asp Additionally, someone mentioned First Advantage testing. We will be covering the use of that testing modality in the webinar--along with the various tests offered from First Advantage as well as several modules we have online. Great conversation---enjoy hearing how San Francisco and Columbus are integrating online testing in their venues.

All the best,

Howard Fortson, Ph.D.
CPS Human Resource Services
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
howard at cps.ca.gov   
916.561.7249 fax
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From: ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of keith.poole at phoenix.gov
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:11 PM
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Subject: [IPAC-List] Computer assisted testing

One item on our division to-do list this year is to "develop recommendations regarding the use of computer assisted testing." Basically we understand this to mean any technology as an alternative to using paper and pencils when conducting multiple choice tests (e.g., anything from off-the-shelf software loaded onto individual PCs or network running in-house developed tests, to using online tests from vendors, proctored or unproctored, etc.).

I have seen the slides from last years IPAC conference (CPS did a couple on this topic) and those were helpful, I've also signed up for their webinar next week. We're also familiar with National Testing Network.

I would appreciate hearing from agencies that have researched or adopted computer assisted testing in one form or another. Thanks.

Keith Poole
Human Resources Supervisor
City of Phoenix Human Resources Dept
Employment Services
(602) 262-7140
keith.poole at phoenix.gov

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