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June 2016 Chapter Meeting~Designing Effective Learning Exams

  • June 21, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040


  • Member organizations with 3 or more members are eligible for discounted registration rates.
  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $20.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $30.

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 ATDps: June 2016 Chapter Meeting

     Designing Effective Learning Exams  

Speaker  Resource

Learning professionals are often tasked with developing materials that will have a lasting impact in the workplace. Part of that impact is having training outcomes that can be supported by data. One of the easiest ways to support your training initiatives with data is to incorporate a formal (or informal) assessment. However, writing exam questions is not as simple as choosing the “most important” ideas taught during training. Designing effective exams is integral to creating the foundation for data management when formative or summative assessment is necessary. This session will give you the knowledge and tools to write exams that provide useful data over a long period.

After the session, participants will be able to:

• Understand the fundamentals of writing a good exam question
• Understand the relationship between learning objectives and exam questions
• Define discrimination, validity, and reliability for exams
• Know how discrimination, validity, and reliability support long-term data integrity
• Be able to communicate exam strategy to a client
• Demonstrate the ability to assess the strength of exam questions
• Write a 5 question exam on a training case study

This chapter meeting will focus on the Instructional Design and Evaluating Learning Impact pillars of ATD's overall competency model.  



7:30 AM – Doors open, networking
8:00 AM – Presentation
9:00 AM – Additional networking
9:30 AM – End 


Ben Gianackos, MBA, is the Learning Manager for Amazon's Human Resource Services team where he is responsible for creating and managing the employee education platform in the US, Costa Rica, and India. Ben got his start in the learning profession as a divisional training representative for the engineering department in the US Navy. Since then, he has worked for a large Navy schoolhouse, Washington State L&I, WSECU, and Amazon.

Ben has extensive experience in the design and development of knowledge tests to support successful learning. While in the Navy, Ben was responsible for developing knowledge exams required for the certification of engineering personnel. He has a wide array of experience leading learning initiatives as both an individual contributor and a global manager.       


- Member $15.00
(walk in rate Members $20)
Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00
(walk-in rate $30)

Online registration closes on the Sunday prior to the chapter meeting. At that time we are no longer able to accept pre-registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.






ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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