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Assessment as Practice. Module 4 Week 3 Dr Carol Azumah Dennis [email protected] f ormal. t ext based. n on-text based. informal. Open book exam. f ormal. Written test. Skills test. Essay. Short answer questions. Oral exam. t ext based. Case study. n on-text based.

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assessment as practice

Assessment as Practice

Module 4 Week 3

Dr Carol Azumah Dennis [email protected]

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formal

text based

non-text based

informal

slide3

Open book exam

formal

Written test

Skills test

Essay

Short answer questions

Oral exam

text based

Case study

non-text based

Multiple choice

Peer Assessment

Discussion

Self Assessment

informal

Role Play

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Essay

formal

Open book exam

Skills test

Written test

Short answer questions

assignments

Oral exam

question & answer

text based

practical activity

tutorial

Case study

project

non-text based

Multiple choice

Peer Assessment

Role Play

learningjournal

Discussion

Self Assessment

informal

conversation

application form

other types
Other types ....
  • Academic
  • Assessor led
  • Benchmarking
  • Competence based
  • Diagnostic
  • Direct
  • Evidence
  • Formal
  • Formative
  • Holistic
  • Independent
  • Indirect
  • Informal
  • Initial
  • Integrated
  • Internal
of assessment
... of assessment
  • Ipsative
  • Learners led
  • Norm-referencing
  • Objective
  • Proficiency
  • Process
  • Product
  • Profiling
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Screening
  • Subjective
  • Summative
  • Triangulation
  • Vocational
  • Criteria-referencing
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Select three types of assessment to discuss

  • How often do you use this type of assessment
  • How might you incorporate it into your practice
  • Do you agree with where it is positioned on the template; where else might you position it - why
who needs to do what
Who needs to do what?
  • What responsibility do different stakeholders have in the assessment process?
methods of assessments
Methods of assessments
  • Adding to the types of assessment, what assessment methods can you think of?
  • What are the advantages or limitations of each?
methods of assessments1
Methods of assessments
  • With reference to three different types of assessment – what particular issues of reliability and validity will you need to consider?
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But...

◉ Sufficient

◉ Valid

◉ Authentic

◉ Reliable

◉ Current

recognising recording progress achievement in non accredited learning
Recognising & Recording Progress & Achievement in non-accredited learning

http://www.rarpatoolkit.com/en/rarpa.asp

  • Appropriate Aims
  • Initial assessment
  • Learning objectives
  • Formative: Recognition and recording of progress
  • Summative: tutor & self-assessment; progress review
what if
...‘what if.’
  • Some learners are treated less favourably
  • The organisation does not make reasonable adjustment
access for all
Access for All
  • Dyslexia
  • Disability
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Varying work patterns
  • Linguistic diversity
and what if
And what if ...
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion & belief
  • Sexual orientation
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What can you do to make sure your assessment practice is inclusive and fair to all learners?

  • It might help to think in terms of learner, assessor and organisational responsibility?
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Knowledge & Understanding

  • theories, principles and applications of in/formal assessment and their roles in learning and evaluation
  • significance of equity & diversity for the assessment

Professional Skills

  • how to plan/design & conduct in/formal assessment
  •  how to give feedback to promote progress and achievement

Transferable Skills

  • demonstrate knowledge of the minimum core in own practice
  • how to evaluate and improve own assessment practice
part a
Part A
  • Report outlining their selection, application and evaluation of an assessment strategy and associated methods (1,500 words)
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The assessment used for my area of work is the National Test – a 40 question multiple choice exam. I am critical of it but use because policy demands it. I teach learners beyond the test and de-emphasise its significance. I also supplement it with informal individual learning plans to make sure learners have amore reliable Ipsative assessment profile.

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Draft an initial position statement on assessment in your area. This is a one or two sentence answer to the question.

part b
Part B
  • Trainees will submit examples of feedback, ILP/ILTs with a commentary and or other documents which demonstrate understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of equality and diversity in the assessment process. (1,000 words)
part c
Part C
  • Planning and delivering learning:

Reflective commentary on personal and professional development during Year 1 (1500 words)

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We shall never cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot(1888 - 1965)

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[learning as] a generative dance on the edge of a volcano, a ‘camping on seesaws’

my emphasis

(Hedberg et al., 1976).

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