Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
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 target group of candidates, purposes of assessment tool, and 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 organisational, legal and ethical 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 address the evidence to be collected
3.2 Define and document clear and specific procedures instructing assessor and candidate on the administration and use of the instruments
3.3 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
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 final tool based on analysis of feedback
4.5 Appropriately format and file finalised assessment tool according to assessment system policies and procedures and organisational, legal and ethical requirements
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:
• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research
For students who commenced February 2015
This course is taught over 7 sessions in semester 2. The course forms part of a cluster of 2 courses which together are referred to as the "Assessment" cluster; the other unit of the Assessment cluster is TAEASS501A Provide advanced assessment practice
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 weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs.
Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise and define what is meant by advanced assessment practice and what an assessment tool.
Using and incorporating research to inform extending current expertise and practice
Determine the focus of the assessment tool
Use a range of assessment methods, considering target group, context and conditions
Design tool, selecting appropriate instruments
Model best ethical and compliance practices
Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions
Establish assessor group’s needs and build its skills
Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions, continued
Monitor assessment processes in order to improve them, including moderation
Trial and review tool then incorporate feedback to improve and finalise the tool
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For students who commenced July 2014
This unit of competency is taught as a standalone unit 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: Determine focus of the assessment tool
Session 2: Design assessment tool
Session 3: Develop assessment tool
Session 4: Review and trial assessment tool
"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 Studies.
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 and develop 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
Task 2: Trial and review report
Report on the trial and review of the 3 assessment tools, including proposed changes.
Task 3: Online discussion boards
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 VET (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.
For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted by midnight Sunday November 8, 2014
For students who commenced July 2014: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted by midnight Sunday May 3, 2015
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
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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