Thursday, August 13, 2009

Item-Data Review & Revision Workshop

In the course of developing national assessment tests for grades 4 and 7 in English and Mathematics ESQID is conducting a two-day Item-Data Review and Revision Workshop. The review committees are composed of Maldivian grade 4 and grade 7 teachers and educators who evaluate the technical quality of all the test questions that were written and piloted in September 2008. The workshop agenda is as follows:

Day 1 (Wednesday)

10:00 – 12:00 Introductory Presentation and Training:

Criteria for evaluating technical quality of test items.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break (lunch provided)

13:00 – 15:30 Work in groups:

a) Grade 4 Mathematics

b) Grade 7 Mathematics

c) Grade 4 English

d) Grade 7 English

15:30 – 16:00 Debriefing session: Questions and Answers

Day 2 (Thursday)

10:00 – 12:00 Work in groups (continued)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break (lunch provided)

13:00 – 15:30 Work in groups (continued)

15:30 – 16:00 Closing session: Questions/Answers and planning further work

During the sessions in grade/subject groups the participants reviewed and discussed the quality of each item (one by one) from two perspectives:

a) Content: How good is alignment of the item with national curriculum

b) Statistical: How good is technical quality of the item based on the statistical criteria (given during the training sessions)

The decisions about items are three-fold:

· Accept As Is,

· Accept With Revisions, or

· Reject.

The items that are evaluated as “Accept with revisions” will be immediately revised based on committee suggestions. The work of this committee will ensure high technical quality of items that will be used for assembling national assessments for English and Mathematics in grades 4 and 7.

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