Assessment Methods

The testing methodology decides the precision and relevance with which the testing had been conducted. The efficacy of the results of the assessment depends on the assessment methodology used. The outcome of the assessment is a function of the factors like the nature of test, its duration etc. While choosing the assessment methodology it becomes important to keep both the short term and broader aims of conducting the assessment.

At Mount Talent the choice of assessment methods is aligned with the overall aims of the program. We follow a planed assessment strategy across the program with specialized methods at all stages of assessment. While considering assessment methods, we also take into account the qualities/abilities that the client seeks to engender in the assessment takers in case of employee assessments- pre training and post training assessments. Our methods aim at obtaining an overall feedback of the KSA’s (knowledge, skills and abilities) of the test taker.

We at Mount Talent club the standardized and case specific assessment methods together to get the required outcome. Our testing methodologies are designed in an unsurpassed manner in order to cater to the requirements ranging from multiple industries to multiple disciplines.

In order to facilitate precise reporting and analysis with detailed results in shortest possible time span, scientifically proven methodologies are used. Some of the methodologies used are:

Adaptive Testing: The selection of progressive levels of difficulty is the fundamental aspect of the adaptive testing technique. By monitoring the responses to the previous questions instantly, difficulty level of the questions could be adjusted. By this method the performance levels could be monitored more effectively, and the maximum level of performance can be ascertained more quickly and with more details. This method has an edge over the other methods where there is a fixed set of questions to be answered. The advantages of this method are that they are time saving as in it takes lesser time for evaluating a candidate, and in turn the methods are less troublesome for the employer/employee or the candidate. Moreover these tests help in testing the candidates as per their knowledge level.

Percentile Rank Method: The percentile rank of a candidate is interpreted as the percentage of test takers in the group who scored below that candidate’s score. It allows a comparison of the assessment taker with the test taking population, hence providing a benchmark for comparison of individual performance. The method comes handy in obtaining an insight into the market level of competencies.

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