"How do we know it worked and gave us the desired results?" It’s a question that remains evergreen for trainers, no matter how advanced the field becomes or how many quality standards, scorecards, and methodologies we invent or reinvent. Measurement is a training professional’s best friend—from needs assessments where we identify critical gaps in results, to knowledge tests when we verify that that supposedly "sticky" learning module really was just that.
This is the second volume of ASTD's Best On Measurement & Evaluation collection custom designed for sharpening and refreshing your measurement and evaluation skillset. Like the first volume (2012), this collection is filled with examples, activities, and all the how-tos you need to prove the value of training and training results on the job. You’ll find pages of basic steps for designing surveys that actually provide data you can use, measuring in the face of time and cost constraints, collecting needs assessment data, writing and scoring knowledge exams, and mastering the multiple choice question. And as with all the Best On collections, you can read it from front to back, or start wherever you like!
Looking for a single Measurement & Evaluation title? This collection includes chapters and passages from the following books and Infolines:
- Infoline, “Data Collection for Needs Assessment” by Deborah Davis Tobey
- Survey Basics by Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Jack J. Phillips, and Bruce Aaron
- Infoline, “Create Better Multiple-Choice Questions” by Patti Shank
- Test Development by Melissa Fein
- Infoline, “Performance Gap Analysis” by Maren Franklin
- Real World Training Design by Jenn Labin
- Needs Assessment for Organizational Success by Roger Kaufman and Ingrid Guerra-Lopez