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Excerpt: Ten Performance Testing Questions that the ASTM E2849 Standard Answers – Wallace Judd  

You may not know that a standard exists for performance testing, so here is an 8-minute sample of one of the PTC's recorded webinars that describes how the standard can help you get answers to many of your questions. 

The term performance testing means many different things around the testing industry. During our March 2018 summit, the attendees and PTC members asked for PTC to help articulate the common ground of performance testing/performance-based testing for those who come from a wide variety of industries. Whether you are in IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Military, etc., performance (based) testing has common elements…and a lot of them! We’ve summarized this information, and during this webinar we’ll provide a high-level overview of those common elements.

This diagram – taken from the Design Approaches whitepaper – shows the continuum from cognitive-based to performance-based testing approaches. It also identifies where these approaches are useful with respect to several learning and thinking taxonomies, including Bloom, Gagné, and Guilford, as well as Anderson and Krathwol's Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. 

During this webinar, attendees not only received an overview of exam design and delivery; Liberty and Manny explained concepts that provide the foundation allowing attendees to make better decisions that balance psychometric requirements with the business realities that you face every day in managing your program (e.g., limited resources, time, budget, and legal risks).

The experiential nature of performance-based exams generates complex and multi-faceted candidate responses that often require human grading. During this webinar, attendees will be presented with a case study of creating and managing a human grading system for the performance exams of healthcare interpreters.

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