EDU431 : Test Development & Evaluation

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Humanities Distribution

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Dr. Nasir Mahmood
Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan

Course Contents

Ø  Differentiate between Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation,

Ø  List various uses of assessment

Ø  Explain various uses of assessment data  


Ø  Distinguish mandates of examination bodies in Pakistan by purpose, mandate and structure

Ø  Explains components of curriculum 2006,

Ø  Understand curriculum development process in Pakistan

Ø  Review curriculum document considering different steps and processes of curriculum development


Ø  Understand and differentiate among cognitive levels of Educational Objectives of Blooms'''''''''''''''' Taxonomy

Ø  Comprehend and differentiate among different levels of affective domain Educational Objectives of Blooms'''''''''''''''' Taxonomy

Ø  Clarify and differentiate among different levels of psychomotor domain of Blooms'''''''''''''''' Taxonomy

Ø  Design instructional outcomes for a particular lesson

Ø  Be aware of assessment subject in general; purpose and scope

Ø  Understand and write specific objectives to achieve after instruction of a particular lesson


Ø  Understand purpose of a test like; placement, diagnostic, formative, summative etc.

Ø  Identify content matter (knowledge, traits, skills etc.) required to be tested

Ø  Design a test with high power of discrimination

Ø  Differentiate between NRT and CRT with purpose and usage

Ø  Know about different types of assessment

Ø  Know behavior to be measure

Ø  Identify different types of measurement with scope, purpose and utility

Ø  Recognize different formats of items with skill to write them


Ø  Diagnose issues in marking a test

Ø  Know purpose, scope and utility of a test

Ø  Prepare a balance test with accordingly weightage to content

Ø  Understand different levels of learning and give weightage to all in measurement

Ø  Design a test items across levels of learning as per type of content


Ø  Explain features of a test regarding its usefulness

Ø  Understand utility of a test

Ø  Ensure relevance of a test items with content

Ø  Ensure relevance of a test item with underlying concept in content

Ø  Establish relationship between assessment and criteria

Ø  Know different implications of test results


Ø  Understand the concept of reliability in testing

Ø  Examine reliability through test-retest method keeping in view threats to this measure

Ø  Determine reliability through equivalent form method considering limitations to this measure

Ø  Check reliability through Split half method ensuring rightness of this measure

Ø  Find reliability through KR methods with knowing value of Coefficient Alpha

Ø  Check reliability through Interpreter method

Ø  Test development, administration and interpretation of results


Ø  Recognize different types of written tests

Ø  List and identify different types of verbal test

Ø  Know standardized test; purpose, scope and use

Ø  Know indicators to be considered during observation

Ø  Know portfolio assessment; purpose, scope and use

Ø  Prepare performance based test

Ø  Reflect and get how know of self-assessment means

Ø  Conceptualize mode of peer-assessment in higher education


Ø  Understand the concept and can find out difficulty index with interpretation

Ø  Explain the concept and calculate value with right understanding of accurate values

Ø  Analyses distractors and can interpret those values

Ø  Understand classical test theory and weaknesses

Ø  Understand GT and its limitations

Ø  Understand IRT with its all parameters


Ø  Assemble a test as per its naught and measure

Ø  Recognize different forms of test with purpose and use

Ø  Ensure security for test administration

Ø  Evaluate a response and assign a score accordingly

Ø  Validate key and initiate examining process accordingly

Ø  Evaluate the script by following rubric

Ø  Determine the level of accuracy to declare qualifying score accordingly

Ø  Review different grading methods and use as per situation and need 


Ø  Understand ethical consideration in assessment 

Ø  Explain different means of scoring test and its interpretation

Ø  Know norms in grading

Ø  Knowledge of statistics to analyses scores

Ø  Convert raw score in standard score

Ø  Analyses skills pertain by the respondents

Ø  Assess adequacy of norms 

Ø  Know limitations in interpreting test scores


Ø  Understand meaning, purpose and scope of HSE

Ø  Know historical background of high stake exams

Ø  Understand use of criterion reference test in high stake tests

Ø  Understand use of Norm reference test in high stake tests

Ø  Assess issues in high stake examination

Ø  Explain needs of students and teachers for high stake tests


Ø  Know purpose, mandate and structure of PEC

Ø  Know purpose, mandate and structure of BISEs

Ø  Know purpose, mandate and structure of NEAS

Ø  Know purpose, mandate and structure of educational assessment centers in provinces

Ø  Understand the potentials and limitations of semester system in universities

Ø  Understand the potentials and limitations of annual system in universities