Pre/post Assessment - can this be done?
Nov 21, 2017
Hi lovely people.
I've had the following request from a client, and was wondering the best way/best options to address it.
”We would like to measure what difference the e-learning modules have made in terms of the users learning. We were thinking about incorporating a short pre- and post-training questionnaire/test into the e-learning modules, to gauge experience/knowledge before and after completing the training. We’re thinking probably three questions relating to “how much do you know about/are you confident with X, rate 1 to 5”.
Would it be possible to build something like this into the e-learning modules themselves, and get people to take them at the start of the module and end of the module? And if so, how would the results be tracked? Would it be possible to track the results within the e-learning module, or would this be something we would have to check with our clients learning platform who measure the module metrics (i.e. completion rate etc.)?"
I'm thinking this is classic "Likert Scale" territory.
Saying this, I don't think it's going to be possible to include pre AND post-course assessments in one course at the start and finish, but not sure! I'm wondering if the best way to do this is have separate "modules" before an after which consist of the 3 questions, then they will have to use the LMS to export scores and names to Excel, to get the comparison reports.
Are Likert Scale scores reportable? I seem to remember that there were issues with this a few years back?
I'd appreciate any hints and ideas as I've never had to do this before, and any best-practice experience would be highly appreciated.