Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: TCHE5903C

Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5354 - 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

Facilitator

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

 

Nominal Hours: 40

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:

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Element:

1. Determine the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 2017


This course is taught over 4 sessions in semester 1. 

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

Session 1

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.

Session 2

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

Session 3

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

Session 4

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.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

"Professional Training And Assessment" by D.Hill, T.Hill & L.Perlitz

9781743076156


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 include :
 

- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

 The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

 Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

 


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 an assessment tool

Design and develop an assessment tool for a unit of competency. The tool 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: Design, develop and trial & review two more assessment tools

Design and develop two more assessment tools that support different assessment methods and address different units of competency to those used in Task 1. 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

 

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

 

Submission deadlines

2017 February intake

  • Task 1: the first assessment tool and its trial and review needs to be submitted by midnight August 4
  • Task 2: the second and third assessment tools and their trial and reviews need to be submitted by midnight August 31

It is a requirement of the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216) program, that all assessment projects are to be submitted electronically through the "2017JULYTDDVET" Blackboard program shell. You are asked to submit each assessment project as a single Word or  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 )

 

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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