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Assessment of learning outcomes: validity and reliability of classroom tests

Alias , Maizam (2005) Assessment of learning outcomes: validity and reliability of classroom tests. In: World Transaction on Engineering and Technology Education , March 2005.


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Teachers in engineering routinely design and administer classroom tests to their students for decision-making purposes. To be of real value in decision-making, these tests must be valid and reliable. Test validity and reliability may be achieved by taking a systematic approach to test design. In this article, the author proposes and discusses measures that teachers could take in order to help them enhance the validity and reliability of their classroom tests, taking examples from the teaching and learning of structural design in civil engineering. A sample spreadsheet in Excel is provided that may be used by teachers to get a quick estimate p o f the reliability of their classroom tests.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: validity and reliability; classroom test
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Raudhah Ruslan
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 07:51
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 07:51
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6811
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