How can you as a lecturer, course coordinator or examiner ensure a high standard of testing and assessment in your courses? In this interactive course, participants are challenged to take a critical look at their assessment practice.
Lecturers will learn the necessary skills to guarantee the quality and efficacy of their tests and to support colleagues in their test design. Peer review is also covered. Questions addressed include: What criteria does a good test have to meet? What are the different assessment formats, and how do you choose the right one? How do you design good test questions, and how can a test blueprint help? There will also be opportunities to delve into participants’ questions about test development.
This course is intended for lecturers, course coordinatorsand examiners who develop or check tests and/or test questions as a routine part of their work.
- small-scale, active and interactive;
- room to work on own test questions;
- room for reflection and feedback
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- explain the purpose of formative and summative assessments;
- describe the steps in the assessment process;
- explain the criteria that tests must meet to guarantee quality;
- select purposeful and effective forms of assessment that match the learning objectives of their course and their degree programme’s overall vision on teaching and assessment;
- construct high-quality test questions and assessment models (incl. rubrics and answer models);
- screen and provide feedback on testing and assessment in a course.
Before the first session, participants should read the UvA’s ‘Assessment Policy Framework’. Homework between the sessions is to work on test design, applying the instructors’ feedback.
The course consists of two sessions of four hours each. Afterwards, participants may submit a test to be screened by one of the testing and assessment experts.
This course is offered by the UvA.
Autumn 2019 (English): 20 September and 4 October, 10:00-14:00
All locations at the UvA; details to follow.
Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org