Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: TCHE5775C
Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer
Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 30
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop assessment tools, including tools used in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools
1. Determine focus of the assessment tool
1.1 Identify a target group of candidates, purposes of the assessment tool, and the contexts in which the tool will be used
1.2 Access relevant benchmarks for assessment and interpret them to establish evidence required to demonstrate competence
1.3 Identify, access and interpret industry requirements and relevant contextualisation guidelines
1.4 Identify other related documentation to inform assessment tool development
2. Design assessment tool
2.1 Select assessment methods that support the collection of defined evidence, taking into account the context in which the assessment will take place, and meeting the principles of assessment
2.2 Enable candidates to show or support their claim for recognition of current competency through selected assessment methods
2.3 Consider different assessment instruments for the selected assessment methods to generate options for collection of evidence
2.4 Consider how the assessment instruments will be administered
3. Develop assessment tool
3.1 Develop specific assessment instruments that support the collection of evidence that meets the rules of evidence
3.2 Define and document clear and specific procedures instructing assessor and candidate on the administration and use of assessment instruments
3.3 Consider the requirements of assessment system policies and procedures, and address storage and retrieval needs, and review, evaluation and version control procedures as part of this process
4. Review and trial assessment tool
4.1 Check draft assessment tools against evaluation criteria and amend as required
4.2 Trial assessment tools to validate content and applicability
4.3 Collect and document feedback from relevant people involved in trialling
4.4 Make amendments to the final tool based on the analysis of feedback
4.5 Appropriately format, and file, finalised assessment tool according to assessment system policies and procedures
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. determine the purpose and focus of assessment tools
. design assessment tools
. develop assessment tools
. trial and review assessment tools
Details of Learning Activities
This course is online. Activities may include:
- Online activities which may include discussion threads and/or blogs and wikis
- Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
- Oral or written questioning
- Assignments and projects
- Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
- Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
- Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
For students who commenced February 2017
This course is taught over 6 sessions in semester 1. The course forms part of a module of 4 units which together are referred to as the "Design and develop" module; the other 3 units of this module are TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies, TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources and TAEDES503A Design and develop e-learning resources.
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.
Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how learning strategies, resources and e-learning resources are designed and developed in order to meet a specific training need, and how to develop assessment tools associated with the program design.
Clarify what is needed in an assessment tool; determine its focus and purpose; research your target audience; research training product options to meet needs of target audience; consult with clients/end-users.
Determine how to conduct a trial and review of the tool; consult with key stakeholders for feedback; determine measures for effectiveness and quality of the tool; make recommendations for improvements; implement changes and document as part of a continuous improvement strategy.
Select assessment methods that support the collection of defined evidence, taking into account the context in which the assessment will take place and meeting the principles of assessment; enable candidates to show or support their claim for recognition of current competency through selected assessment methods; consider different assessment instruments for the selected assessment methods to generate options for collection of evidence; consider how the assessment instruments will be administered
Develop specific assessment instruments that address the evidence to be collected; define and document clear and specific procedures instructing assessor and candidate on the administration and use of the instruments
Consider requirements of assessment system policies and procedures and address storage and retrieval needs, and review, evaluation and version control procedures as part of this process
"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.
At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.
Electronic resources are located on myRMIT, myStudies.
Overview of Assessment
During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include:
- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums
- A professional conversation
An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see
If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.
Task 1: Design, develop and trial & review three (3) assessment tools
Design and develop 3 assessment tools that support different assessment methods and address units of competency packaged at different Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels. The tools must:
include the instruments for collecting evidence, reflecting the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and the related instructions to assessor/s and candidates
show how the contextual needs of different environments are addressed
include a report on a trial and review of the tool
Task 2: Trial & review three (3) assessment tools
Conduct and report on a trial and review of the tools designed and developed in Task 1, making recommendations as to how the tool can be improved.
Task 3: Online discussion boards - see detailed assessment task requirements (Blackboard)
Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:
frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments
Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.
It is a requirement of the Dip of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in Blackboard. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.
2017 February intake
Task 1: first assessment tool needs to be submitted by midnight Sunday May 7 while the second and third tools need to be submitted by midnight Sunday June 11
Task 2: the trial and review of the first assessment tool needs to be submitted by midnight Sunday May 7 while the trials and reviews of the second and third tools needs to be submitted by midnight Sunday June 11
Task 3: needs to be submitted by midnight Friday May 5
It is a requirement of the Diploma of VET (TAE50111) program, that all assessment projects are to be submitted electronically through the "2017FEBTDDVET" Blackboard program shell. You are asked to submit
each assessment project as a single ‘PDF’ file, to which you must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet - multiple project files will not be accepted.
*Please add your name and student no: into the footer of your project document. *Please note, that no ‘Hard Copy’ portfolios will be accepted.
RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment:
In submitting your assessment electronically, you declare that in submitting all work for each assessment you have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/declaration)
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
SA Satisfactory / NYS Not Yet Satisfactory
CA Competency Achieved / NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.
Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.
Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.Extension
Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration
RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
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