Pre & Post testing is a great way to gauge the effectiveness of your course content or in-person training.
- The learner does the rapid refresh pre-test
- Learner then takes the training
- The learner then takes the same questions in the post-test
- Having the same questions for pre & post gives you a better apples-to-apples comparison of the data
- To go the extra mile, you can ask the same questions in the post-test in a very slightly different way to avoid the learner purely memorising the answers from the pre-test. Not essential though.
- Space the testing a few days apart, giving time to retain and then recall.
What's the difference between standard lessons?
- Lessons allow the learner to retake the quiz as many times as they want until they achieve the minimum score. The rapid refresh quizzes disappear after the learner takes them.
- Lessons quiz slides have more variety (templates and pictures).
- Rapid refresh analytics have a beautiful heat map but slide-level analytics are also available for lessons.
The best method depends on your program and your objectives. Ask your success manager for further insight.
Reading the Results
All the learners have done the testing. AWESOME! Now what?
Let's take a look at an example
Sydney took a cyber security pre-test and there is A LOT of training needed...
Looking at the post-test, we can see some great results!
You can then go ahead and tell management "our training is working!!".
This is easy because it's a direct comparison.
"But Q3 is worse??" Correct! But at least we know that right? Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Was the training information confusing?
- Do we need to focus more on this area in the training?
- Were they guessing in the pre-test and then guessing again in the post-test?
- Was the question wording confusing?
The key takeaway is you should do more investigation on Q3. Ask a specific learner;
I noticed you got Q3 right the first time, and not the second, was there something about the training that was unclear to you?