Six-Step for Effective Student Assessment

$165

$165 USD per attendee 

A 12-hour course to train faculty members in health colleges on applying a six-step approach for standardizing student assessment in their courses to ensure assessment effectiveness.

Course delivered by Mohammed Ahmed Hassanien

Description

High-quality assessment is an essential and integral part of any educational process; we cannot separate it from learning and teaching… “Assessment drives learning.” This classic statement by George E. Miller (1919–1998) succinctly encapsulates the central role of assessment in any form of education. Effective student assessment can only drive learning, but effective assessment will appropriately answer the question: “How well does the individual perform?”. To ensure the effectiveness of the assessment process, rigorous and continuous steps and observations must be followed. These multiple steps and observations are necessary to avoid or compensate for any flaws that may occur in the entire assessment process. The steps begin by identifying the purpose of the assessment, followed by the selection of the learning outcomes (LOs) to be assessed in specific exams, and then by designing the test blueprint, followed by selecting and writing test items aligned with the LOs. The final step is to evaluate the quality of the exam through item analysis to detect poorly performing or poorly developed test items and to ensure assessment quality through psychometric analysis.

The aim of this course is to train faculty members in health colleges on applying a six-step approach for standardizing student assessment in their courses to ensure assessment effectiveness.


 

Course Professor

Course Delivered by Mohammed Ahmed Hassanien:

Director of MBBS program and Assessment Centre, FaKeeh College for Medical Sciences, Physician.


 

Course Structure

A 12-hour course delivered through interactive lectures, hands-on activities and assignment with constructive feedback.


 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1) Identify important terms related to Student Assessment.

2) List the six-steps for Effective Student Assessment.

3) Write smart Learning Outcomes for their courses, that cover all learning domains.

4) Develop test Blueprint using Excel sheet.

5) Construct test items which match different learning outcomes.

6) Interpret item analysis reports to ensure assessment quality.

7) Document the whole assessment process using Exam Worksheet.


 

Course Content

Areas Covered:

1) Introduction to Student Assessment

  • Using Exam Worksheet for documenting the whole assessment process

2) Revising learning outcomes

  • Designing Test Blueprint

3) Selecting and constructing test item for Written Exam

4) Selecting and constructing test item for Practical and Clinical Exam

5) Item analysis

6) Wrap-Up


Instructional & Assessment Methodology:

This course is mainly based on hand-on activities either through synchronous communication with participants or through assignments with constructive feedback.