21st C Measurement and Evaluation
For Quality Assurance in Teaching- Moonlight International Academy
Assessment and evaluation are essential components of teaching and learning. Without an effective evaluation program it is impossible to know whether students have learned, whether teaching has been effective, or how best to address student learning needs. Using high quality assessments that measure students’ performance for the elements of a 21st century education
Student assessment, whether by standardized tests or classroom-based measures, is a cornerstone of effective teaching and learning. Taken as a whole, good assessments can not only provide a reliable and valid measure of a student’s learning and understanding, but also help guide both teachers and students on a day-to-day basis.
Meeting the demands of today’s world requires a shift in assessment strategies to measure the skills now prized in a complex global environment. Hence, we must move from primarily measuring discrete knowledge to measuring students’ ability to think critically, examine problems, gather information, and make informed, reasoned decisions while using technology.
In addition to posing real world challenges, such assessments should accept a range of solutions to a task. For example, one possible assessment of 21st century skills would focus more on a student’s operational skills, such as her expertise in using multiple sources appropriately and efficiently, rather than on whether or not a correct response was submitted.
The training at Moonlight International Academy was focused on the above topic and proofed to be highly practical and high importance.
The objectives of the training include:
- Aim and steps of student evaluation
- The basic principles and types of 21st C assessment/ evaluation
- Qualities of a test
- Characteristics of measurement instrument and more