CD-ROM Testing

Course CD-ROMs

Eleven CD-ROMs are provided with the Precision Measurement for Machinists course. Ten of them contain an individual test for a lesson within the course. The eleventh, called the "PMM Installer", allows installation of the Course Management System on your PCs.

The Testing Process:

Each test includes an average of 30 questions, however, some questions include a number of steps that must all be completed correctly for it to be judged as correct. The questions a student sees during a test are determined to some degree by selections made during their registration in the computer. Two measurement types offered - Inch and Metric. A large percentage of the questions in each test are general in nature and all students will receive them. Questions that are specific to a measurement type will only be presented to students which have had that measurement type selected during registration.

Learner Controlled Pacing:

Adults learn best when they control the pace of the learning process. Therefore, the student can stop the interactive test at any time. When they return to the test, they will first be asked any questions they missed on their previous attempt. Then they will then see any remaining unanswered questions. This process will continue as long as the test remains active, or until they have answered all questions correctly. This 100% requirement is a legitimate goal of the MasterTask competency-based instructional process.

Question Types:

The goal of each test is to simulate the actual job tasks as closely as possible. Eight types of interactive questions are used. Some require the recall of information, others demand the performance of a number of steps in the correct order. When possible, the questions on a topic will include a simulation of the measuring process. For example, reading a micrometer with a vernier scale requires the student to move a slider to rotate the instrument to find the matched lines. The values read must then be totaled and entered on a simulated keypad.

A tutorial is provided on each CD-ROM for your students. It explains how the CD-ROM testing process works, shows them the typical screen displays and buttons, and provides sample questions.

Core Installation:

During installation of a course on a computer, a complete course management system is provided. The system tracks student progress including the number of attempts at each test, the time taken during each attempt and which questions were not answered correctly. The instructor can control over the learning process on an individual basis by reviewing student records and turning tests one or off. Management files as well as instructor and student passwords can be stored on the local computer drive or on a Server over a network. To learn more about these features, see the Management System section.

The FREE "Precision Measurement for Machinists" sample CD-ROM includes the actual questions that correspond to the lesson segments found on the instructional sample provided. This gives you a mini-version of the course to try out. The course tutorial and management system are included on the disk for your review as well. See the Free Samples Request to order your copy.