Magna Commons Professional Development at IVCC

IVCC subscribes to a professional development resource, Magna Commons.  Content is available to all IVCC personnel by contact Patrice,  The content is also curated into professional development workshops and other events at IVCC.

Test Construction and Administration

This series involves viewing ten 20-Minute Mentor videos related to test construction and administration. Participants will view video content and produce reflections, testing plans, item analysis, and other artifacts.

  • This is a self-paced series that should be completed within a semester; summer, fall, or spring. 
  • Participants who successfully complete all of the series task are eligible for salary movement (FT faculty) or a stipend (FT or PT faculty). 
  • Series tasks may include reviewing and revising a test, test item analysis, refining academic honesty language, learning outcomes assessment, and/or preparing students for testing well and reducing anxiety.
  • To register, email Patrice, 
Participants in this series will view:
  1. How can I make my multiple-choice tests more effective?
  2. How can I transform my tests into learning tools?
  3. How can I minimize cheating in the classroom?
  4. How can I make my exams more about learning, less about grades?
  5. How can I enhance students’ self-regulated learning skills?
  6. How can I effectively teach unprepared students?
  7. Are group exams a viable testing option?
  8. How can I assess critical thinking with objective items?
  9. How can students use self-compassion to reduce test anxiety?
  10. What key factors influence test performance?

Questions?  Contact Patrice Hess, Director of Learning Resources,