Setting the training evaluation measures early in the instructional design process focuses the development efforts. Training is concise and targeted to the right audience, at the right level, and with the intended outcomes.
How do others develop your training measures? Do you measure beyond level 1 opinion sheets? Why or why not?
- Withdrawals during class
- Enrolment levels in subsequent classes
When I taught stats, I recognized the importance of regular assignments and actually imposed more work on students. The effect was that the unmotivated students dropped the class while the top performers flourished. Stats is really about proficiency, so repeated work helps prepare students for exam questions.
Also, the types of students who are inclined to take the course can shift over time.