Tests That Work Tools Workplace

by Westgaard, Odin
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ISBN: 9780787945961
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The only practical business resource available that shows you howto use tests to assess skills and values in the workplace

Loaded with figures, tips, checklists, and examples, Tests ThatWork gives you everything you need to use assessments responsiblyand effectively at your organization.

You know the effects of mediocre workplace performance: reducedprofitability, poor productivity, and diminished customer andemployee satisfaction. But while you know the effects, finding thecauses can seem nearly impossible. Do some of your employees needto improve their execution of basic tasks? Should some of youremployees work on expanding their knowledge? How can you answerthese questions?

Tests enable you to find answers such as these. But manyorganizations are afraid to use assessments: test development andexecution is complicated. Bad tests can seem punishing oroffensive, and yield inconclusive or incorrect results.

That's why noted consultant Odin Westgaard brings you Tests ThatWork, the only practical resource available that shows you how touse tests to assess skills and values in the workplace. Westgaardoffers you invaluable advice whether you're developing andadministering tests--or merely selecting them.

"Confusion has reigned in the realms of tests, testing, andcalibrating human performance. Until now. This book will be on mydesk -- the shelf is too far away "
--Roger Kaufman, professor and director, office for needsassessment and planning, Florida State University; co-editor, TheGuidebook for Performance Improvement

"This is one valuable book I won't loan to anyone. I'd never get itback It's that good."
--Kery Mortenson, senior site training specialist, AbbottLaboratories

You'll learn how to:
* Test organizational attitudes
* Examine test validity and reliability
* Manage ethical issues related to test administration
* Evaluate and report test results . . . and more
You'll use tests to:
* discover where training is needed
* determine whether training was successful
* analyze an organizational culture
* assess opinions and preferences
* and more
Whether you're a manager who's considering using tests at yourorganization, a human resource development professional who'sdesigning and implementing tests for your clients, or an educatoror student engaged in the study or practice of assessment -- thisis the resource for you

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Westgaard, Odin
  • ISBN: 9780787945961
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.16 x 0.81
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • Publication Year: 1999

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