How Continuous Assessment Offers Continuous Benefits to Your Training

May 3, 2017

Pop quiz: when is the best time to test a learner’s knowledge of training material? If you’re like the majority of HR professionals responsible for designing corporate training programs, you’ll likely say, “after all the material has been learned.” After all, that’s the model we came up with while in school – study a unit, and then take a test to assess knowledge and understanding, repeating as needed.

However, despite many of our experiences taking tests throughout school, if your goal is to ensure your new hires retain as much essential job knowledge as possible, it may be time to give the culminating test a failing grade. Recent research done into the topic has revealed that for maximum benefit, continuous assessment is the way to go.


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