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: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email: trainme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

All enquiries:

Course coordinator
Peter Murphy
ph 99254343
peter.murphy@rmit.edu.au


Facilitator
Paschal Somers
ph 99254911
paschal.somers@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Determine focus of the assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Design assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

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

 

 

Element:

3. Develop assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

4. Review and trial assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes


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 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


Teaching Schedule

 For students who commenced July 2016

This course is taught over 13 sessions in semester 1. The course forms part of a cluster of 4 courses which together are referred to as the "Design" cluster; the other 3 units of the Design cluster are TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources, TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies.  In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.

Session

Content

TAEDES501A

TAEDES502A

TAEASS502B

TAELLN411

1

 

Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how learning strategies and resources are designed and developed in order to meet a specific training need, and how to develop assessment tools associated with the program design while addressing LLN skills across the 3 units.

 

 E1,E2,E3,E4

 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5

 E1,E2,E3,E4

E1,E2,E3,E4

2

Scoping the requirements of a training program - what we look at:

Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

Resources:Understanding your target audience

Assessment: Focus of the Assessment tool

LLN: analyse LLN requirements

 

 E1

E1

E1

E1

3

Scoping the requirements of a training program - what we look at:

Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

Resources:Understanding your target audience

Assessment: Focus of the Assessment tool

LLN: analyse LLN requirements

 

E1

 E1

 E1

E1

4

Strategies: design your program strategy

LLN: Select and use resources & strategies + specialist support

 

 E2

 

 

E2&E3

5

Resources: design your learning resources to be used in your program

LLN: LLN: Select and use resources & strategies + specialist support

 

E2

 

 

6

Assessment: design your assessment tool based on your program requirements and resources used

LLN: LLN: Select and use resources & strategies + specialist support

 

 

E2

E2&E3

7

Strategies: develop your intended program strategy

 

 E3

 

 

E2

8

Resources: develop your learning resources as determined by your program design

 

 

E3

 

E2

9

Assessment: develop your assessment tools based on your program outcome requirements

 

 

E3

E2

10

Trial and review: one of your program strategies, one of your resources and all of your assessment tools

 

E4

E4

E4

 

11

Trial and review: one of your program strategies, one of your resources and all of your assessment tools

 E4

E4

 E4

 

12

Trial and review: one of your program strategies, one of your resources and all of your assessment tools

E4

E4

E4

 

13

Resources: evaluate design and development process

LLN: evaluate effectiveness of LLN support

 

E5

 

E4

 

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.

Session                                   ContentElements covered                             
1

 

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.

 

 E1,E2,E3,E4          
2

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.

 

 E1
3

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.

 

E4
4

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

 

 E2
5

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

 E3
6

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

 E3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

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

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

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.

 


Assessment Tasks

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 Training Design and Development (TAE50211) 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.

 

Submission deadlines

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 TDD (TAE50211) 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 )

 

2016 July intake

  • Task 1: first assessment tool needs to be submitted by midnight Friday Oct 14, 2016 while the second and third tools need to be submitted by midnight Friday November 25, 2016
  • Task 2: the trial and review of the first assessment tool needs to be submitted by midnight Friday Oct 14, 2016 while the trials and reviews of the second and third tools needs to be submitted by midnight Friday November 25, 2016 
  • Task 3: needs to be submitted by midnight Friday October 14, 2016

 

It is a requirement of the Diploma of TDD (TAE50211) program, that all assessment projects are to be submitted electronically through the RMIT "2016JULYVETTDD" Blackboard site. 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

 


Assessment Matrix

 

An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

Other Information

 

Attendance/Participation

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.

 

Student Progress

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

Appeals

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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