UTQ competences: additional information

Competence 3: Testing and assessment

COMP 3: Example of assessment matrix


Step-by-step plan for designing an assessment.


1. Prepare the exam

a.Why do you assess?

b.What do you assess?

c.When do you assess?

d.How do you assess?

e.Who will mark the exam?


2. Make the exam

a.Make an assessment plan and assessment matrix

b.Make the exam


3. Make a grading plan

a.Make a model for correction

b.Define the cutting score

c.Define the grades


4. Check the exam

a.Ask a colleague to do your exam

b.Discuss the grading plan


After the exam has been examined:

c.Analyse the test results

Overview of assessment methods


Written assessment


Objective questions

•MC questions

•True/false questions

•Opinion questions


Subjective questions

•Short answer questions

•Essay questions

•Case base questions

•Competence test

•Open book exam


Reports, papers and theses


Oral assessment


•Oral exam (Viva)

•Presentation

•Defence


Skills Assessment

•Skills lab

•Assessment at an internship

•Project-based assessment by assessing

oartefacts

oreport or presentation

ocollaboration skills (peer and self evaluation)

olearning logs

Computer based testing

•MC exams

Item banks

Feedback on reports or portfolio

•Peer assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Development

Validation


Assessment of group work

•peer- and self evaluation

•personal report or learning logs



Example of an assessment plan

An assessment plan is an overview of the tests that are used to assess the learning outcomes of a course of study

Course information:…..

Intended learning outcomes

The students are able to:

Test

List different methods for urban development

Exam

Analyze…

Exam

Develop a proposal for improvement of the urban environment using the ABC-model

Project report

Present a proposal to improve the urban environment for a chosen target group

Presentation

Reflect critically on their own learning during this project

Reflection report



Test

Assessment method

Percentage of Total score

Exam

Essay questions

20%

Project report

Written group report

60%

Presentation

Presentation

10%

Reflection report


Self assessment

10%


An assessment matrix is an outline of a single exam. It matches the learning outcomes of a course of study to the assessments, ensuring that all learning outcomes are being assessed and being weighed correctly.

course:

code:

exam:

etc:

learning outcomes

the student is able to:

question format

level

(bloom’s taxonomy)

question nr

perc. of

total score

describe the microscopic structure of the liver in general terms


open questions

knowledge

1,2

10%

use an example to explain how changes in the functioning of a liver cell or other cell can be identified morphologically

open question

comprehension

4

10%

explain the principles underlying the measurement of morphological cellular characteristics

open question

comprehension

3

10%

obtain morphometric data from lm or tem micrographs of cells in a tissue section

open question

application

5,7,9

30%

convert and interpret morphometric data with the help of mathematical formulas

open question

application

6, 8, 10

30%

describe the possibilities and limitations of microscopic morphometry

open question

knowledge

11

10%



Test matrix for:

Name of the test

(in the empty cells item numbers may be added or numbers of practical assignments)

course

Level of testing

Organisation of test design

Learning goals

Reproduce

Under-stand

Apply

Analyse

Eva-luate

Create

Kind of question

number

weight

Who designs the question?

describe the microscopic structure of the liver in general terms


I1,


P3



P7

Mc, Ass

3

10%

KH

obtain morphometric data from LM or TEM micrographs of cells in a tissue section


I5, I35

I6, I42, I22


P2

P1


MC, Ass

7

25%

JO

convert and interpret morphometric data with the help of mathematical formulas


etc










explain the possibilities and limitations of microscopic morphometry












etc