Webinar on Test Items Development Techniques for TVET Teachers

PROGRAM CODE: 19-20/WEB09 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 29 Apr 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

Webinar Presentation


Background and Focus

Given the current rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19, CPSC likes to take this opportunity to reassure that it will continue to deliver programs through the WEBINAR to the valued TVET stakeholders. As a Face-to-Face training is not possible, on-line training is the best solution which is also cost effective and time saving.

A webinar is an online seminar that turns a presentation into a real-time conversation from anywhere in the world. Webinars allow large groups of participants to engage in online discussions or training events and share audio, documents or slides – even when they’re not in the same place as the meeting host or in the same room where the event or presentation is taking place.

This concept paper is prepared for the next webinar topic “Test Items Development Techniques for TVET teachers”. At present, all reputable assessments carried out in TVET systems are competence-based assessment. Assessments are only relevant for the workplace if it has consider prevalent knowledge, abilities and skills which are required in work-based situations.

Assessment provides information that can help improve students’ learning and help teachers in teaching. The role of classroom assessment is to improve students’ learning and teachers’ teaching in order to ensure that students reach their individual potential. Teachers, therefore, generally understand that assessment is integral to teaching. Thus, TVET teachers need to know how to develop test items, administer tests, assign grades as per the results of tests, and report the outcomes of the tests to the concerned authority. Teachers should be able to integrate assessment and teaching to make the teaching process more interesting and to enhance the students’ learning outcome. Teachers need to create and provide opportunities for all students in which students can progress at their own pace and remedial measures need to apply where necessary. After testing a constructive feedback should be given to students based on the ability of individual students to refer to the standard criteria rather than student achievement.

Thus, there are different test items need to be developed by a TVET teacher in order to test students achievements and diagnose learning problems. Those test items are based on Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes (Soft Skills) which are taught to the students and test is conducted only after students have adequately practiced the skills. Test items need to be developed differently for each domain of learning and there are specific process of developing each test item.

Thus, CPSC is looking forward to this webinar on “Test Items Development Techniques for TVET Teachers” and meet all the CPSC member countries participants & discuss about it. It is hoped that this experience will enable us to think and act differently on development of test items, administrating, and produce tests results in TVET institutions.



Objectives

  • Bring CPSC member countries participants in one online platform
  • Understand the TVET Assessment System
  • Be familiar with the types of test items
  • Internalize the process of development of each test item
  • Formulate strategies on adopting test items development process


Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
    • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
    • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet