DIAGNOSTIC TESTING – A TALE OF TWO INITIATIVES Using diagnostic tests to assist in widening access and (ii) post hoc curriculum design NAN YELD. Selected TIMSS 1999 performance indicators. 69 %. Note 1: South Africa scored the lowest of this group.
Selected TIMSS 1999 performance indicators
Note 1: South Africa scored the lowest of this group.
Some factors impacting on test development
(Slonimsky and Shalem 2005)
Assessing the effectiveness of the scaffolding approach
Did the approach provide a greater range of scores (spread), so that capable students could be more clearly differentiated from weaker students?
Did the approach increase the predictive validity of the test (that is, did the test correctly distinguish between weaker and stronger students)?
Did the approach improve (raise) the level of stronger students’ scores?
ELPT and ALPT Scores
Task Preparation Study
Question 6.1: In note form (i.e. not full sentences), list the main points the author makes about the Japanese educational system. For this exercise, do not include comparisons or references to the American system.
Question 6.2: Drawing on the text of the whole article, but using your own words, summarise the points the author makes about the Japanese system of education. Note: your summary should not include comparisons or references to the American system.
ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING EXIT-LEVEL TESTING PROJECT
Skill cluster descriptions (examples)
Cliff, A., Hanslo, M. and Visser, A-J. (2003). Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment: AARP tests and first-year students’ academic performance for the 2002/3 cycles. Unpublished report: University of Cape Town, December 2003.