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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

An Introduction to Assessment Theory and Practice

5 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Formative & Summative: Understanding the impact of timing on assessment decisions11m
The Curriculum-Teaching-Assessment cycle: A framework for integrating assessment with instruction10m
Cultural Concern: Perspectives of minorities on educational assessment13m
Discussion 117m
4 readings
General Overview10m
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Outline for Week One10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The nature of feedback in improving teaching and learning

5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Building Feedback into Teaching: Goals/Intentions; Strengths & Weaknesses12m
Teacher & Student perceptions of feedback9m
Cultural Concern: Perspectives of minorities on appropriate feedback mechanisms11m
Interview 113m
1 reading
Outline for Week Two10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Reporting student achievement

5 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Grades, ranks, and scores: Problems with using these approaches12m
Reporting against objectives, not test questions or items7m
Cultural Concern: Perspectives of minorities on appropriate reporting mechanisms10m
Discussion 212m
1 reading
Outline for Week Three10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Guidelines for developing and using objectively answered question procedures

5 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Anatomy of a good MCQ: The Wrong Answers11m
Valid alternatives to bad MCQ: Binary choice; Matching9m
Valid alternatives to bad MCQ: Sequencing; Sorting11m
Interview two18m
1 reading
Outline for Week Four10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Introduction to Student Assessment

By JTAug 20th 2017

I really learned a lot from this course. I hope they can make a follow up course dealing more extensively on the different formats of tests and how to analyze validity and reliability of test items.

By FRNov 12th 2016

Hello!\n\nI'll recommend every teacher and trainer to take this course because it helps to make better and more productive.

Instructors

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Dr Peter Keegan

Senior Lecturer, Te Puna Wānanga, Faculty of Education
University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Associate Professor Gavin Brown

Director, Faculty of Education Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit
University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Professor John MacBeath

Professor Emeritus
University of Cambridge, UK

About Commonwealth Education Trust

The Commonwealth Education Trust invests in primary and secondary education and the professional development of teachers throughout their careers. Through education it seeks to enhance the opportunities for children from all walks of life to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. ...

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