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Skilled Human Resources are vital for future development of every country. Individual students and professionals constantly require Training and Testing to broaden and improve their expertise. In general you may have the need to improve the quantity and the quality of your Human Capital, being one of the most essential factors for determining economic growth and progress in your country. We call that Capability Building.

“The Cito trainers are professionals
in their
trade”

Tailor-made development programs

When it comes to Educational Measurement, Cito offers a wide range of Development Programs that can improve the quantity and quality of your Human Capital. Our offers vary from one-day Introductory Courses to more extensive programs lasting two or three weeks. We can set up any of these programs either at your premises or at our headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Programs are always tailor-made to fit your specific needs, professional background and budget.

The right expertise and tools

Cito’s Capability and Capacity building Programs provide our customers with the right expertise and tools to develop their own competency in Educational Measurement. It’s like the old Confucian saying: “Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can eat all his life!”

Cito can provide you with training sessions at your own location or at Cito (in the Netherlands). We can provide training sessions in topics such as:
  • Capacity Building
  • Examination Systems
  • National Assessment
  • Student Monitoring
  • Development of Test Instruments
  • Psychometrics: Standard Setting, Equating, Data analysis, Reporting, Optimal Item Selection
  • Computer-Based Testing

When we develop (test) content (or execute Training Courses for), there are some topics to discuss:
  • Basis for all Educational Measurement is Valid Items
  • Principles of Professional Item and Test Development
  • Evidence based designs are needed for Item Construction
  • Innovative item formats (CBT)
  • Possible types of tests: Exams, Monitoring Systems, Diagnostic Tests, Advisory Tests, Selection Tests, Portfolios, Formative Tests

Trainings are possible in several Time Schedules: from one day part up to several days or weeks. Cito offers courses in a variety of Assessment Issues. Any course can be adapted on the basis of your specific needs and wishes. Cito would gladly organize a tailor-made course for you and your colleagues.

Who can attend?

Individuals and groups who would like to acquire expertise in Evaluation and Assessment.

Some References

  • Kazakhstan: for Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Cito provides consultancy and training in the development and implementation of monitoring systems for diagnosing student progress in mathematics and in languages. We also implement the 3DC standard setting method.
  • Lithuania: for the National Examination Centre of Lithuania Cito provided consultancy and training for preparation of diagnostic and standardised assessment tools for general secondary education.
  • For more References, please see our Customer Stories.