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Unit details

ESM438 - Evaluating Children's Progress

Year

2014 unit information

Offering information:

Offered in alternate years 2014, 2016

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 2014 Cloud (Online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:B Doig
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: EME438

Content

The unit reviews current issues in the evaluation (assessment) of children's classroom performances and is relevant to K-12 teachers, in mathematics and all other Key Learning Areas. Children, or other students, in non-school settings (e.g. Special Education, Scouts, swimming schools, AMEB music, dance or sports clubs), may also be considered as subjects for assessment wherever deliberately intended learning may occur. In addition to discussing traditional issues such as the validity and reliability of testing procedures, a wide range of alternative assessment procedures is introduced. Students are invited to evaluate the assessment procedures used in an educational institution with an action research approach. In this way, assessment tasks can relate to students' work interests. Literacy, numeracy, benchmarking, objective learning outcomes and outcomes-based-education, the impact of computer and other technologies on the curriculum, and computer-based reporting, for example, may be used as the focus for such assessment tasks.

Assessment

Two written assignments 50% each (together totalling approximately 4000 words).

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$604$2380$2535

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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