EDU5713 Assessment Principles and Practices
|Short Description:||Assessment Principles & Pract|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070303 - Education Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course address the theory and practice of assessment. Participants gain an understanding of the principles, theories and recommended practices that govern quality assessment.
Participants explore methods of assessment and distinguish between assessment, evaluation, measurement, testing and reporting. The purposes of assessment and the different frames of reference for interpreting assessment information, including norm-referenced, criterion referenced and ipsative-referenced interpretation are explored. The course
engages participants in scoping and designing and justifying an authentic assessment tool to meet learner and stakeholder needs in their professional context. Students enrolling in this course are required to have first-hand knowledge of and access to a teaching situation in school, post-compulsory, community education or training context.