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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Using DALO

Why did Wonderlic develop DALO?
We believe that new technology provides the opportunity for tests that are more rigorous, engaging and relevant than ever before.
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Is Wonderlic really the best organization to develop DALO?
Yes. Wonderlic is uniquely qualified to develop DALO based on our unparalleled test development expertise AND our extensive relationships with both career educators and employers.
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Which programs/courses are available on DALO?
Click here to view our available programs.
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How many more programs/courses will be developed for DALO?
At present we are releasing one program every two months. Our goal is to build assessments for all major career programs. We welcome your recommendations on development prioritization.
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Who should use DALO?
DALO is designed for use by any organization that provides occupationally focused training. Our customization process enables us to serve content appropriate for students of career colleges, community colleges, CTE programs, and all other workforce training initiatives.
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We already have third-party testing. Why would we want DALO?
You should consider DALO if your current third-party assessment does not offer the same or higher level of employer alignment, psychometric quality and online administration/reporting capabilities.
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Can DALO be used as a final exam?
Because it measures student mastery of course curriculum, it can be used as a replacement for your current course final exam.
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What's the difference between DALO and certification exams?
Unlike high stakes, "pass/fail" certification exams that measure student mastery only at the conclusion of an entire program, DALO also ensures that students have mastered the learning objectives associated with each course before proceeding to the next.
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Is DALO offered in paper/pencil format?
No. To provide the most realistic testing scenarios with sound and visual effects and the fastest, most reliable results and reports, we only offer DALO in an online format.
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How long does it take to administer DALO?
Recommended administration time for end-of-course exams is 2 hours. Recommended administration time for end-of-program exams is 4 hours. Just as content is customizable, so are administration times.
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How can DALO be both standardized AND customizable to my program?
DALO consists of a very large library of standard assessment modules that we assemble for you based on the specific content and sequence of your course and program.
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How frequently will DALO be updated?
Content will be updated regularly based on input from our network of employers, educators and/or SMEs.
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How much does an individual DALO cost?
End-of-course assessments are priced at $15 per student and mid- and end-of-program assessments are priced at $45 per student. Please contact sales for volume discount pricing.
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How many times can a student re-take each assessment?
Our pricing includes unlimited administration for each test purchased. Your students may take the tests as many times as you grant them access.
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How long does it take to get DALO set-up?
We can customize an exam in less than a week. After customization, you can immediately begin using it.
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How easy is it to implement DALO?
Very easy. Click here to visit the DALO implementation page.
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When should DALO be administered?
DALO should be administered after learning has occurred. Ideally, it is administered at the end of each course as this will ensure that students have mastered the learning objectives associated with each course before proceeding to the next.
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What is required for students to take the exam?
Online administration is compatible with the following Internet browsers: Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Safari 4 & 5, Firefox (latest version), and Chrome (latest version). Computers must also have a Flash Player and audio capabilities.
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Can DALO be used for currently enrolled students?
Yes. Students may be given access to the assessment at any point in the program.
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Who has access to DALO results?
You determine access rights. Any stakeholder with permissioned access may view scores and reporting immediately upon test completion by an individual, class, program, or institution.
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