Writing Effective Learning Assessment Questions

  • August 03, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom - access will be provided upon registration


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Do you write learning assessments (aka “tests”) for your courses? Is it usually an afterthought? Do you feel stuck using assessments as a way to “check the box” rather than truly test learning? Would you like to explore common pitfalls and learn how to write effective questions?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone! In this interactive presentation, we will discuss the value of writing effective learning assessments. We will examine actual test questions, identifying at least 3 of the most common issues and related best practices that can be used to write more effective questions.

By the end of this interactive presentation, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of learning assessments and their role in the learning process

  • Identify at least 3 common issues with test questions

  • Write “better” test questions

Presenter Bio

Irene Stern Frielich is founder and President of EnVision Performance Solutions, an award-winning custom instructional design and training consulting firm based near Boston, MA. EnVision provides clients with blended solutions on a wide array of topics including talent management, compliance, quality, new hire orientation, disaster services, and safety. EnVision’s innovative suite of services to build clients’ self-reliance include the BRIDGE Solution® rapid development approach, course audits, and their EnVision’s series of WELTM (Writing Effective Learning) workshops such as the longer version of today’s presentation.

Recent EnVision clients include American Red Cross, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Northeastern University, Novo Nordisk, Pacific Western Bank, Sanofi, Sullivan Tire, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Irene holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in Economics from Brandeis University. She is a snowshoeing, kayaking, and cycling enthusiast, which usually keeps her happy throughout the year.

Instructional Design

Central Massachusetts Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer programs that can be used towards  initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 points.

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