Friday, September 28, 2018

How to Develop a CBT Institutional Assessment Tool Part 2 of 4: Written Test

In the first part of this tutorial, we have covered the importance of developing/designing an Evidence Plan. For this second part of this four-part tutorial, we will now cover the topic on Table of Specifications (ToS) and Writing your Written test.

The PTS-CBLM explains the Table of Specifications as,
"A table that shows what will be tested (taught) is the table of specifications. For our purpose of institutional evaluation, we shall be preparing a table of specifications for our written test. 
This will help us plan how many items we need to prepare to cover all the contents or objectives that we need to assess based on the evidence plan you previously prepared.

A table of specifications is a two-way table that matches the objectives or content you have taught with the level at which you expect students to perform. It contains an estimate of the percentage of the test to be allocated to each topic at each level at which it is to be measured. In effect we have established how much emphasis to give to each objective or topic."

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

How to Develop a CBT Institutional Assessment Tool Part 1 of 4: Evidence Plan

In the past tutorials under the core competency Plan Training Session (PTS), we have already discussed the development of Competency Based Learning Materials (CBLM), its purpose, development and methods of writing each Instruction sheets and other documents that forms a CBLM package.

For this tutorial, I will now guide you in the development of your respective Institutional Assessment Tool. Which is a major portfolio requirement of PTS.

Before we proceed, let us look at  the PTS-CBLM on page186 onwards and see what does Institutional Competency Evaluation means.
"Institutional Competency Evaluation is the assessment of the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired from the training. 

In CBT, evaluation is the systematic collection and analysis of data needed to make decisions whether a trainee is competent or not yet competent. 

The Institutional Competency Evaluation is administered by the trainer within the training duration.

Trainees should be evaluated every after competency. No trainee should be allowed to transfer to another competency without having been assessed.
For the purpose of CBT, assessments are usually given for the following purposes:
  1. To validate the current competencies of trainees
  2. To measure how much trainees have learned in the training sessions given
  3. To help diagnose trainee’s problems and guide future instruction
  4. To decide whether trainees are competent or not"

Wednesday, September 26, 2018