EDUC5494 Approaches to Student Assessment

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on the principles of assessment and evaluation in the context of education and the social sciences. Students explore principles of test construction, administration, scoring, item analysis and technical adequacy from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Students are able to (1) read and interpret information pertaining to the technical properties of established measures and (2) apply the principles introduced to constructing measures with appropriate technical properties.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written assignment (selected response assessment tasks) and (2) written assignment (constructed response assessment tasks). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Elaine Chapman
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
Unit Outline
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.