Presentation on theme: "Role of Course File in Assessment"— Presentation transcript:
1Role of Course File in Assessment Provided by :Role of Course File in AssessmentHEC Workshop onTesting and AssessmentJanuary 26 – February 03, 2009Umar Faiz
2Agenda The Challenge What is course file? Functions of Course File What is course? (Unit and Lecture)Contents of course FileIs Assessment Needed for Learning?Relating Objectives of the course and AssessmentSMART Objectives
3The ChallengeIf I’m your student, what do I have to do to convince you that I’m where you want me to be at the end of this course.
4What Course File? It is a sketch (blue print) of teaching activities under taken in the semester on a timeline.It is the title given to a statement of the objectives to be realized and the specific means by which these are attained as a result of activities engaged during the Semester.
5What Course File? (continued) It is to define objectives of the course, selecting and arranging subject matter and determining method and procedure for delivery and assessment .It is an outline of activities to be presented
6Functions of Course File Proper organization of coursework.Logical development of theme.Conducive environment for lively and interesting class sessions.Avoids needless repetition.Provides means and time for revision.
7CourseComplete sequence of instructions that is presented to the pupils as a major division of a subject matter or discipline.A course is usually an individual unit that forms a part of longer period of studyIt is called module in Britain
8Unit and Lecture Unit Lecture A major subdivision of a course comprising planned instruction about some central theme, topic, issue, or problem for a period of several weeks.LectureA unit or subdivision of a unit to be taught in a single Session.
9Is Assessment Needed for Learning? Individuals acquire a skill much more rapidly if they receive feedback about the correctness of what they have done. One of the most important roles for assessment is the provision of timely and informative feedback to students during instruction and learning so that their practice of a skill and its subsequent acquisition will be effective and efficient.
10Relating Assessment and Objectives Effective assessment is directly related to the intended learning outcomesLearning outcomes must be clearly stated in terms of students performance
12What is a Course File?A Course File is a documented evidence of proposed plan of study, instructional activities, supporting resources and post-course artifacts related to a certain course offered in a semester.A Course File evolves with the assignment of a semester course to an instructor right through to the submission of the result.The Course File is to be prepared by the instructor and is to be maintained by the Department’s Course Coordinator for that course.It is to be placed in a central location where it is readily available to all staff engaged in delivery of units from the course.
13Contents of course File Cover LetterObjectives of the CourseProcedure of Attaining the objectives ( Teaching strategies)Assessment ProcedureAttendance RecordQuestion Papers ( Mid+Final)Marking Scheme (Model Answers+ Checking Hints)Assignment TopicsQuizzes/ Class ParticipationEvaluation SheetPhotocopy of the Answer sheet (Highest Achiever)Photocopy of the Answer sheet (Lowest Achiever)
14Preparation of Course File Provided by :Preparation of Course File
15IntroductionAn introductory essay about the course to be taught
16ApprovalA letter addressed to Authority of Approval
18Learning OutcomesStudent learning outcomes are the specific measurable goals and results that are expected subsequent to a learning experience.These outcomes may involve knowledge (cognitive), skills (behavioral), or attitudes (affective behavior) that display evidence that learning has occurred as a result of a course or programGenerally, learning objectives are competency-based as they designate exactly what students need to do to demonstrate mastery of course material.
19Course Description A general description of the course to be taught Usually written in one or two passages
20Course ObjectivesObjectives focus on content and skills important within the classroom or course; what the instructor will do.
21Goals, Objectives and Outcomes Goals reflect the targets for a course or program. Goals are where you want to go, objectives are how you get there, and outcomes are proof that you have arrived.
22Course Contents A topics coverage plan breakdown Section-wiseModule-wiseChapter-wiseUnit-wiseMapping to the numbers of lectures to be deliveredIncludesAssessment Instruments to be executed
23Weekly Lecture PlanA lecture-wise breakdown of the course coverage
24Table of Specifications What is a Table of Specifications?A Table of Specifications describes the topics to be covered by a test and the number of items or points which will be associated with each topic. Sometimes the types of items are described, as well.
25Table of Specifications Identify the domain to be assessedStandards, objectivesWhat has been taughtCreating a table of specificationsDetermine task typesPerformance TaskPaper & Pencil Task
26Table of Specifications Basic StepsList course goalsList objectives for goalsList instructional content corresponding to goalsAttach "values" to content indicating how prevalent certain types of questions should be on the test.Create grid.
27Table of Specifications Basic StepsList course goalsList objectives for goalsList instructional content corresponding to goalsAttach "values" to content indicating how prevalent certain types of questions should be on the test.Create grid.
28Table of Specifications TOS ExampleTopicsLevels in Bloom’s TaxonomyKnowledgeUnderstandingApplicationAnalysisSynthesisEvaluationIntroduction to Biochemisty21WaterAcid Base5Organic Compounds3Assessment Objectives (25 objectives)
29Table of Specifications TOS ExampleTopicsLevels in Bloom’s TaxonomyKnowledgeUnderstandingApplicationAnalysisSynthesisEvaluationIntroduction to Biochemisty10OT2SQ8 SQ10SQ9SQ1EQWater4OT6SQ8OT2EQ2OTAcid Base7SQOrganic Compounds6 OT4SQ3OTTest Items(SQ: Short Questions, EQ: Essay Question, OT: Objective-type