The goal of training is to raise the participant's performance to an optimal level. When we establish a benchmark for the optimal performance of our participants, we are indicating at what optimal level they are confident that can meet the course's performance objectives.
We must be able to ascertain their levels of confidence and performance and then, through the use of a statistical analysis of our evaluation data, demonstrate the amount and direction of change and whether it is statistically significant. This information will allow us to conclude if post-training performance is at, or above, the benchmarked level, and if the training intervention was the cause of the change in performance.
We will be using three evaluation instruments to measure the effectiveness of this training:
A combined pre and post training self-efficacy to measure your confidence levels regarding your ability to perform the training objectives, pre and post-training,
A reactionnaire to gauge your thoughts regarding various aspects of the training such as the effectiveness of the components and materials provided, and
A knowledge exam to ascertain your post-training knowledge on the subject matter particularly as to how it compares to the content and emphasis of the training objectives.
At the completion of your training, please use the following links to download each of these Word XP assessment instruments and save them to a file. At the beginning of the training, you were offered a choice of participating in the entire training, both mentor and mentee,or go directly to the material designed only for your role and then return back to the common ground of evaluation.
If you elected to take the entire training, please download the assessment instruments that match only the role you will assume in the partnership. Complete them to the best of your ability and email them back to your designated contact. While this is not a “credit” class, please note that the measurement of your success as well as the success of the training, is essential for the evaluation and continued improvement of the training.
This training builds on an extensive background of materials prepared
by various written materials, agencies and organizations involved with training mentors.
Attribution was given whenever materials from these sources were used
in the curriculum. However, it was often the case that similar or even
identical language was used in different locations in the materials reviewed by me, making accurate attributions difficult, if not impossible.