Toolbox Examination

Designing a test

Designing a test of good quality related to your teaching activities and learning objectives is a challenging job. As Boud said (1994): 

Students can escape bad teaching; they can't avoid bad assessmentBoud, 1994

This an important statement to consider. Of course teaching is important, but in the end what counts for the student is that they pass or fail. Assessments have so many consequences. That's why, when designing a test, there are several steps that have to be taken into consideration: 1. design test, 2. construct questions,3. assemble test, 4. organize test taking, 5. grading/analyse test results, 6. assign grades, 7. evaluate & improve.  

Test Cycle
Test Cycle
Test Cycle

The toolbox for designing a test provides you with information on each of the steps from this test cycle. You can also read the Step-by-step guide for examination: a supportive step-by-step guide for those tasked with designing examinations.