In education, assessment has different meaning under different context, e.g. programme assessment, institutional assessment, etc. In this Programme, we confine the meaning of Educational Assessment to the measurement, documentation and interpretation of student learning outcomes.
Under this operational definition, Educational Assessment is still a complex topic: the process of facilitating student learning is an interactive process between teachers and students. In an effective teaching, it is important for a teacher to have feedback, on whether students are engaged in learning from her/his teaching as a measure of her/his effectiveness of teaching and also as reference for adjusting and enhancing her/his teaching process.
The process of obtaining feedback is an assessment process. There are different tools to meet the needs of different situations: the most primitive one is eye-contacts with students to see whether they are engaged in the learning process from their facial expression; to questioning, exercise, project, presentation, written assessment, etc.
This programme is an introductory programme to a common assessment tool: the construction of written assessment tasks (generally referred to as paper and pencil tests).
Two modules, of 6 hours each, are planned: