Theoretical test

Theoretical test is a known, popular and objective validation method of the learning outcomes, in particular recommended to verify the factual knowledge. It provides fast, reliable and impartial evaluation. Standardized tests allow to objectively measure learning outcomes, and their accuracy and reliability does not raise any objections

Characteristics of the method

Test may contain closed answers, with one or more options of the correct answers. The examined person indicates correct answers, which are converted to points.

The test may contain closed questions with one or more variants of correct answers. The test taker indicates the correct answer variants, which are then converted into points. In the case of closed questions, the test is assessed automatically, with the use of appropriate software. The test may contain open-ended questions to which the candidate provides a broader written answer. In this case, the thesis is checked by an authorized assessor who assigns points, in accordance with guidelines. The test structure should exhaustively verify the criteria assigned to individual learning outcomes that are subject to verification.

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Why is it worth to select the theoretical test?

Tests are widely known and seen as an objective way of checking the knowledge

Test results can be easily referenced to external standards

Standardized theoretical tests allow you to objectively measure learning outcomes

Coding the works means that the participant of the validation remains anonymous, and the impartiality of the assessment does not raise any doubts

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Theoretical test is evaluated automatically using dedicated application or by the assessor, according with the test key and thee criteria adopted for the evaluation. A protocol from the validation session is made after. Documents are filled in in electronic form using dedicated application.

Correlation with other methods: the theoretical test can be combined with other validation methods, e.g. observation under simulated conditions (practical task), observation under real conditions, analysis of evidence and declaration.

Necessary resources


Certified validation assessor, validation consultant, who can provide appropriate guidance and explanation to the validation participants


stands for assessor and participants of validation, equipped with computers with an Internet access, stationery if necessary

When planning the validation, you should take care of the appropriate number of positions, adapted to the number of candidates. The layout and size of the room should provide conditions for independent work for each participant of the validation

Quality policy

The exam may be visited by an authorized employee of the MY PS Foundation or another authorized person. The visit may be announced or unannounced:

the assessor should inform the validation participant about the course of the process, provide the necessary information on how to complete the test and the time allocated to its solution, as well as remind about the need to work independently

in order to minimize the feeling of discomfort and stress, the assessor should take care to create possibly friendly conditions for the course of the test