Learning assessment is one of the toughest challenges facing learning and development practitioners. If we want our learners to solve ambiguous and complex problems, including those drawn from real life, we need practical forms of assessment that support higher-order thinking and problem solving.

Writing Assessments to Validate the Impact of Learning, compiled by contributing editors A.D. Detrick and Sharon Vipond, contains assessment perspectives from industry thought leaders and resources for hands-on learning. You don’t need to know psychometrics or statistics to design a good assessment; you just need to follow some best practices.