Educational Testing

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172223
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Educational Testing provides support for those undertaking training in, and for training providers of, the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) (Level A). Developed by the British Psychological Society (BPS) the CCET aims to meet a need for standards for the use of tests in education in the UK, to encourage responsible test use by psychologists and non-psychologists alike. Written by the designers of the certificate and endorsed by the BPS's Steering Committee on Test Standards, Educational Testing is the only book of its kind available: Covers the 71 elements of the CCET in detail and acts as a ‘course text’ for those in training Describes each core competence Provides model answers and examples Offers an indication of the range of ways in which the core competences may be assessed by the Assessor, based upon the existing BPS Guidance for Assessors document Appendices offer guidance on BPS Standards, a glossary of technical terms, useful web-sites and on-line resources and Test Publishers Addresses.

Competence Based Assessment

Author: Wolf, Alison
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335190235
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Competence-based assessment is the cornerstone of the UK Government's reforms of vocational training and of non-academic full-time education post-16. Australia has adopted similar policies, and there is considerable interest in the notion of 'competence' in both Europe and North America. Alison Wolf describes the main characteristics of the competence-based approach as it has emerged in the UK, and traces its origins in American experimental programmes of the 1970s. The arguments for the approach are discussed in detail. Many of these arguments derive from the demonstrable limitations of more conventional assessment, especially in predicting work performance. She then analyses the theoretical assumptions which competence-based assessment shares with the criterion-referenced movement as a whole, distinguishing clearly between those claims which can be sustained and those which cannot. She also synthesizes the growing body of evidence on implementation. Many lessons have now been learned about whether and how one can establish a workable, robust and reliable competence-based system. It has become evident both that the preconditions for success are often missing, and that, if they are ignored, competence-based 'reforms' may have largely negative consequences. The final chapter reviews the prospects for competence-based awards, and offers some conclusions on what is essential to a competence-based approach.

Competence based Assessment Techniques

Author: Shirley Fletcher
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749434229
Format: PDF, ePub
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A critical guide to the key principles, methods, implications and benefit of competence-based techniques and vocational qualifications both in the UK and elsewhere. Part One examines the purpose and use of the different competence-based systems, while Part Two gives practical information on implementation.

Critical Issues in Competency Based Education

Author: Susan V. Monjan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483162044
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Critical Issues in Competency Based Education focuses on the primary facets of competency-based education, emphasizing the setting of goals and assessment procedures in education. The manuscript first highlights the value of setting objectives in the educational process, including art appreciation and participatory citizenship. The text then underscores the importance of behaviorally defined goals and evaluation of competencies, as well as planning a course in research design and accuracy and significance of assessment procedures. The publication examines the impact on the educational community of behaviorally defined goals; clarification against specification of standards; and the role of students in choosing educational pathways. The possible effects for students, faculty, and administrators and impacts of the standard statements on the education and evaluation process are elaborated. The book also takes a look at process-oriented and core competencies, early childhood education competencies, and elective competencies. The text is highly recommended for readers interested in the facets of competency-based education.

Handbook of Research on Competency Based Education in University Settings

Author: Rasmussen, Karen
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152250933X
Format: PDF
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The majority of adult learners are looking to attain their desired academic credentials within the shortest amount of time possible. By implementing competency-based programs, learners are accelerated through their designed program or course. The Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic research on the use of competency-based testing in higher education institutions. Focusing on innovative practices, strategies, and real-world scenarios, this book is ideally designed for educators, students, administrators, professionals, and academics interested in emerging developments for competency-based education initiatives.

Phlebotomy A Competency Based Approach

Author: Lillian Mundt
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259294110
Format: PDF, ePub
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Competency is within your reach with the new, fourth edition of Phlebotomy: A Competency-Based Approach. With Phlebotomy’s pedagogy-rich format and plentiful Competency Checks, easily grasp not only essential phlebotomy skills and competencies, but also the critical soft skills needed for a successful transition from classroom to lab. Phlebotomy is also now available with McGraw-Hill Education’s revolutionary adaptive learning technology, LearnSmart and SmartBook! You can study smarter, spending your valuable time on topics you don’t know and less time on the topics you have already mastered. Access these new adaptive study tools through a revised Connect Plus, McGraw-Hill Education’s online assignment and assessment platform. Hit your target with precision using LearnSmart, SmartBook, and Connect Plus…Join the learning revolution and achieve the success you deserve today!

Innovative Practices for Higher Education Assessment and Measurement

Author: Cano, Elena
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522505326
Format: PDF, ePub
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Both educators and their students are involved in the process of assessment – all parties are expected to meet and exceed expectations in the face of competing conditions. New practices are being developed to enhance students’ participation, especially in their own assessment, be it though peer-review, reflective assessment, the introduction of new technologies, or other novel solutions. Though widely researched, few have measured these innovations’ effectiveness in terms of satisfaction, perceived learning, or performance improvements. Innovative Practices for Higher Education Assessment and Measurement bridges the gap between political discourse, theoretical approach, and teaching practices in terms of assessment in higher education. Bringing new insights and presenting novel strategies, this publication brings forth a new perception of the importance of assessment and offers a set of successful, innovative practices. This book is ideal for educators, administrators, policy makers, and students of education.

Off the Clock

Author: Fred Bramante
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284032
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to base learning on mastery instead of time The authors not only suggest that student achievement should be based on mastering competencies instead of “seat time,” they have implemented it in New Hampshire—and this book tells you how. Fred Bramante and Rose Colby describe their successful 21st century model in which: Every student is engaged Parents and students have more control over learning Dropouts are all but eliminated Curriculum becomes virtually limitless, project-based, and interdisciplinary This text for educators, policymakers, parents, and community members provides a comprehensive approach to implementing a large-scale competency-based reform initiative.

Over Tested and Under Prepared

Author: Bob Sornson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317352394
Format: PDF, Docs
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The curriculum-driven instructional model has been the standard method of teaching for more than a century, but it is consistently failing to produce well-educated citizens and lifelong learners. Pressured by standardized testing and rigid pacing guidelines, teachers are forced to cover too much content too quickly, without being able to meet the needs of individual students. In this powerful new book from acclaimed author and speaker Bob Sornson, you’ll learn how shifting from curriculum-based instruction to competency based learning can help students become more successful, confident, and engaged learners. Topics include: Understanding the curriculum-driven model and the problems with "cover and sort" methodology; Making the transition from curriculum-driven to competency based learning; Identifying crucial learning outcomes and giving students all the time and instruction needed to fully master these outcomes; Building a positive teaching and learning environment; And more! Each chapter is short and easy to digest, and provides compelling research, strategies, and anecdotes to inspire conversation and action. Teachers, administrators, and community leaders will all find helpful resources and arguments for re-working our current educational system into a new, dynamic model of teaching and learning.

Competency Based Training Basics

Author: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562866982
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Competency-based training is a unique approach to training design that builds and enhances individual competencies in line with previously identified profiles of success. This training helps fill the gap between workers' actual performance and their ideal performance. Competency-Based Training Basics shows readers how to assess which competencies are important to an organization and individual positions, and design training around those competencies.