Thank you to Sarah for submitting the following question:

It is acceptable to have an open book test for a first aid multiple choice assessment?

Reply by Angela McGregor – RTO Consulting

Hi Sarah, thank you for your question.

With assessment, the purpose is to gather evidence of a person’s skills and knowledge.  Could you say that an open book exam with multiple choice questions was valid and met this purpose? I would say it is very unlikely that you could demonstrate that this was a valid assessment.