Course Title: Assessment Reporting and Evaluation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Assessment Reporting and Evaluation

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CUED1092

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Berenice Nyland

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2510

Course Coordinator Email:berenice.nyland@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no specific prerequisites other than what is required to enter the Master of Education program. It is assumed that students have experience working in a field of education or a related area.


Course Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of students from all sectors of education and training. This includes participants from primary, secondary, vocational and university sectors along with professional development and training concerned with adult learning in industry. The course provides an opportunity to examine assessment, reporting and evaluation issues in educational and workplace settings especially in regard to administrative and regulatory requirements. The meaningful application of these issues in a range of contexts is achieved through the ability of participants to customise their learning to meet their individual needs or requirements of their professional situations.

Students will examine theoretical perspectives and assumptions underpinning a range of approaches to assessment, reporting and evaluation. They will also become familiar with administrative and reporting requirements in their chosen area of education and training.

The course will assist participants to develop an understanding of the practical applications of assessment, reporting and evaluation strategies. Students will learn to plan, critique and improve assessment, reporting and evaluation processes for a range of contexts.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate:
1. The ability to understand and critically analyse theories and principles underpinning contemporary approaches to assessment and reporting in the education and training sector of their interest
2. The ability to understand and critically analyse theories and principles underpinning contemporary approaches to evaluation in the education and training sector of their interest
3. The ability to design, implement and critique a range of assessment and reporting techniques
4. The ability to design, implement and critique a range of evaluation techniques
5. A knowledge of, and ability to comply with administrative and regulatory requirements of assessment and reporting in the education and training sector of their interest.
6. A knowledge of, and ability to comply with administrative and regulatory requirements of evaluation in the education and training sector of their interest
7. Actively engage with contemporary discussions about assessment, reporting and evaluation


At the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate:
1. The ability to understand and critically analyse theories and principles underpinning contemporary approaches to assessment and reporting in the education and training sector of their interest
2. The ability to understand and critically analyse theories and principles underpinning contemporary approaches to evaluation in the education and training sector of their interest
3. The ability to design, implement and critique a range of assessment and reporting techniques
4. The ability to design, implement and critique a range of evaluation techniques
5. A knowledge of, and ability to comply with administrative and regulatory requirements of assessment and reporting in the education and training sector of their interest.
6. A knowledge of, and ability to comply with administrative and regulatory requirements of evaluation in the education and training sector of their interest
7. Actively engage with contemporary discussions about assessment, reporting and evaluation


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be multi-dimensional in its delivery where students will be actively involved in seminars, online, small group and large group discussions of readings, guest lecturer presentations, analysis of tasks, hands on activities and library and study skills workshops.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course is designed to meet the needs of students from a range of contexts. Students will be provided with access and to publications (journal articles, websites, book chapters etc) on the online site for the course and will also be expected to research literature in there chosen area of interest..


Overview of Assessment

In the School of Education assessment in a 24 Credit Point Course is equal to 8,000 words, or equivalent. In this course, students can expect to engage in the following types of assessment practices: 

  • written assignments 
  • participation in learning activities 
  • seminar presentations 
  • online discussion groups