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Introduction to assessing students

Expand your skills in the field of assessment
Expand your skills in the field of assessment

Target group Teachers who want to increase the quality of their tests.
Level (No (educational) experience required)
Date Individual track
Study load 10 hours
Book Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education (2007), by Sue Bloxham and Peter F. Boyd
Price EUR 150; not including the price of the book
Certificate If the submitted assignments are discussed in the meeting and assessed as sufficient, you will receive a certificate.
Trainers Yta Beetsma and Dineke van Es

The course ‘Introduction to assessing students’ is part of the Nestor course 'Assessment in Higher Education'. The course will mainly consist of independent study and will be tailored to your teaching situation as much as possible. You will study literature (see book) and complete assignments that are posted in the Nestor environment. These assignments will be discussed in a meeting to be scheduled in between or at the end of the course.

This module provides tools to ensure the quality in the exam process.

The following framework will be used: 1) the RUG Assessment Policy of 2014 with 15 assessment requirements to reach good assessment at the university, 2) the quality requirements validity, reliability, transparency and efficiency and 3) designing a course according the principles of constructive alignment (intended learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment are aligned).

The following tools will be practiced:

  • the purposes of assessment
  • (re)formulating learning outcomes using active verbs
  • choosing one or more assessment modes
  • reflection on pass mark and score rating transformation
  • a simple test analysis
  • formuling improvements in the exam, course or learning outcomes according to the quailty requirements validity, reliability, transparency and efficiency.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • choose one or more assessment modes taking in account validity and reliability
  • apply the relevant tools to ensure validity and reliabilty in the selected assessment modes

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