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5 General Rules for Workplace Tests Part-5

Rule #5

Ordering Questions
You may wish to group evaluation questions by topic or you may mix them up. Back on the job, the work people encounter won’t show up in any kind of logical sequence – so mixing questions up has its merits. On the other hand, keeping questions grouped allows you to easily spot if a learner just “didn’t get” a particular topic. If all the questions on a similar topic are grouped together and the learner answers all or almost all of them wrong, either he needs retraining or the topic itself was poorly presented. If your same-topic-area questions are interspersed throughout the exam, it might be harder for you to spot a problem.