Educational Assessment

Course ID
NSCED705
Level
MSC

The module is about educational assessment. It covers the role of assessment in education, planning and developing educational assessments, cardinal criteria for educational assessments, appraisal of assessment tools, interpretation and utilization of assessment results, trends and issues in educational assessment, and assessment of clinical competencies.

Module Aim

To equip learners with knowledge and skills for developing and evaluating assessment tools used in classroom and clinical teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze concepts used in educational assessment and evaluation
  • Develop effective tools and procedures for assessing classroom and clinical practice
  • Implement evidence based assessment and evaluation using a variety of strategies
  • Use assessment and evaluation data to improve teaching and learning
  • Evaluate test items using statistical and qualitative methods
  • Discuss cultural, environmental, legal and ethical issues in educational assessments
  • Examine factors that influence performance in assessments
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