Despite the call for using assessment to promote effective learning, most teachers remain underprepared to conduct classroom-based formative assessment and interpret the summative assessment information for improving instruction as well as learning.
Throughout the course, general testing and assessment topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the participants’ understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
Requirements for a Certificate:
Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.
Assessed portfolio work for practical tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feedback sessions.
1000-word end of course Reflective Essay.
810.01 – Teaching, Assessment and Testing
810.02 – Institutional Expectations and Constraints
810.03 – Diagnostic, Formative, Benchmark, and Summative Testing
810.04 – Assessment used as a tool for learning – Performance-based assessment
810.05 – The Theory and Science behind effective assessment for learning
810.06 – Aptitude, Proficiency, Placement, Diagnostic, Achievement tests
810.07 – Practicality, Reliability, Validity, Authenticity and Washback
810.08 – Designing and Structuring clear and coherent Tests and Assignments
810.09 – Transparent answer models and Rubrics
810.10 – Evaluate and ensure the Validity of your assessments
810.11 – Scoring, Grading and giving Feedback
810.12 – Learning from tests – Making testing more productive