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Course 3: Testing & assessment incl pilot redesign juni 2023


  • Course code

    TA 2021/2022

  • Programme is for

    Lecturers / (assistant) professors  

  • Date

    Several times a year

  • Time

    The course will be scheduled during a 4 week period. During this period you will study materials provided on Canvas, carry out various assignments, take part in discussions on Canvas and follow four meetings of 3 hours. Preparation ca. 8 hours (self-study/ assignments). Total study time: ca. 20 hours. 

  • Location

    Run January online

    On campus 

  • Participants

    Maximum 16

  • Trainers

    Marleen de Haan, Marloes Luttikhuis, Marike ter Maat,
    Helma Vlas

  • Course materials

    You will get access to a Canvas site offering all the necessary content in a modular setting.

  • Requirements

    Not applicable


After this course you will be able to:

·  Indicate the purposes of (formative and summative) assessment and explain the relation between  intended learning objectives, teaching and assessment (constructive alignment).

·  Indicate what the points of attention are to design, construct, administer and evaluate a test or assignment that will meet the quality criteria (valid, reliable, transparent), based on the assessment cycle.

·  Indicate what factors are involved when choosing an assessment format and reflect on these factors to justify a method chosen.  

·  Construct an assessment scheme for your own course to ensure and show the validity of the assessment.

·  Construct a test/assignment specification table to show the congruence between the learning objectives and questions or criteria and the weighing and conditions related to the objectives or subparts of the course. 

·  Indicate what needs to be taken into account when assessing the results on a written test or assignment in a reliable and transparent manner (which involves, among other things, the construction of a reliable answer model and constructing criteria or a rubric for assignments).

·  Indicate how assessment policy, Rules & Regulations of the Examination board and the EER are related to one's own assessment practice.

·  Justify a chosen caesura and justify a chosen method for grading.

·  Analyze assessment results (on student level and item/criteria level) based on psychometric data, draw conclusions, propose suitable actions and make use of the results to evaluate the assessment (process) and teaching process.

·  Indicate point of attention for effective and efficient feedback.


This course is about assessing student learning in higher education. We will use a step-by-step plan to present all the points for attention for constructing and grading a test/assignment in a valid, reliable and transparent way. You will also learn to analyze assessment results in order to gain insight into the quality of the assessment as well as the education provided. 

With this course we aim to ensure that you will have a good basis of knowledge, insights and skills to fulfil the role of an examiner.  The course helps you also to construct evidences that meet the criteria for the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) in relation to competence 3 - Assessment.


Preparation: self-study, preparatory assignments, taking part in online discussions.  

In course: presentations of trainers; plenary discussions; exercises in small groups; discussion of homework assignments; discussion of questions.

Further information

To be eligible for a certificate, you are expected to attend all meetings and actively participate. We also expect you to actively contribute to the online discussions and carry out the indicated preparatory activities (self-study and assignments).

Run January is online

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