Course content and assessment

All participants will study three compulsory modules:

Module 1: Assessment Issues and Practice – History, Policy, Standards, Validity, Reliability

Module 2: Assessment Design and Statistical Evaluation of Assessment Data

Module 3: Assessment Analysis – Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT)

With the addition of one optional module from the following list:

Module A: Teacher Assessment

Module B: International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSA)

Module C: Advanced Analysis Techniques

Assessment will be through an examined assignment for each unit, plus a dissertation in the final term of the second year.  A non-examined, formative assignment is required at the beginning of each unit and a summative assignment is set at the end.

Non-examined assignment:

  • A formative assessment in the form of a written pre-paper assignment that includes the installation of statistical software on personal computers, and the download of course materials including pre-course readings

Examined assignment:

  • A summative assessment in the form of a 4,000 to 4,500 word assignment in form of a report of an analysis of assessment data designed to address a specific research question using advanced statistical techniques covered in the course

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