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, patrice_hess@ivcc.edu  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, patrice_hess@ivcc.edu 
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, patrice_hess@ivcc.edu