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ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES IN EDUCATION

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and application of assessment evaluation procedures that will enhance their classroom teaching experience or to pursue careers at regional or international testing and assessment organisations.
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Assessment and Evaluation Procedures in Education
Background

Course Details

Background

Mulungushi University School of Education is particular about the way assessment and evaluation should be conducted at all levels of the education system. The University appreciates that assessment is not about giving tests, marking them and allocating grades. Assessment is far more than this. The University recognises the fact that assessment and evaluation are integral activities of the learning process because they encourage students’ learning. For this reason, matters of quality in teaching and integrity in assessment and evaluation receive priority.

In order to sensitise educators and to remind them about good practices in assessment and evaluation, the School of Education has designed this course for all educators from the classroom to the examination boards.  This course is particularly important for every officer who handles examinations in schools, colleges, universities and examination boards. Other targets are officers who handle examinations at district and provincial levels.

Rationale

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and application of assessment evaluation procedures that will enhance their classroom teaching experience or to pursue careers at regional or international testing and assessment organisations.
The programme will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the core assessment principles with regard to designing reliable, fair, valid assessment and it will also challenge them to infuse these core principles into designing new assessments that will have a greater positive impact on student learning and achievement.
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Fees

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Location

Online
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Dates

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Aim

The course aims to:

  1. Empower participants with the principles of assessment and learning.
  2. To equip students with skills to design and implement programme evaluation in Education in a professional manner.
  3. Provide participants with skills in test construction.
  4. Help participants improve on their assessment procedures.
  5. Assist students understand and appreciate the importance of integrity in handling public examinations.

Objectives

At the end of the program Learners should be able to:

  1. Develop assessments that are valid, reliable and appropriate for instructional decisions
  2. Administer, score and interpret results of externally produced and internally produced assessments
  3. Use assessment results in making decisions about individual students, planning instructions, developing curriculum, and school improvement
  4. Develop valid student grading procedures that use a variety of assessment results to students, parents, and teachers.
  5. Detect unethical, illegal, and inappropriate assessment methods and use of assessment results.
  6. Highlight procedures to be followed in handling public examinations

Competencies

  • Developing assessments that are valid and reliable
  • Scoring and interpreting assessment results
  • Developing valid student grading procedures
  • Detecting unethical, inappropriate and illegal methods of assessment
  • Understanding procedures of handling public examinations

Entry requirements

Assessment and Evaluation Procedures is intended to provide specialized skills to teachers and professionals in educational institutions and examining boards.

Expected prior knowledge

Candidates must be able to prepare and administer basic assessment items

COURSE DELIVERY.

The course will run for 3 months comprising intensive lectures, practical sessions and tutorial sessions.  

QUALIFICATION

After successful completion of this course, candidates will be awarded a Mulungushi University certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Procedures.

Course Content

  1. Assessment and Learning – Dr Gift Kaira
  2. Contemporary Issues in Assessment Systems – Dr Charity Meki-Kombe
  3. Measurement Techniques of Psychological Testing – Mr Leonard Sakakombe
  4. Fundamentals of Test Construction – Mr Josy Michello
  5. Management of Public Examinations – Dr Gift Kaira

Teaching Methods

  1. Face to face lectures
  2. Zoom and moodle interactive lectures
  3. Practical attachments

Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment          – 50%

Final Examination                   – 50%

Certifications

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

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