Best Practice: How to assess effectiveness of a learning event

Participant learning and acquisition of competencies may be assessed through tests such as:

  • Multiple-choice
  • Questionnaires
  • Written exams
  • Results of exercises during the event
  • Results of cases
  • Results of group work.

Assessment tools may be combined. Tests may be of individuals or of groups, rewarding groups for their results collectively.

If a course is accredited and rewarded by a diploma or recognised certificate, tests are a requirement in order to ensure objectivity and fairness.

For minor learning events tests should be kept simple and quick.

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