Constructing an assessment matrix (EXAMPLES (Question-oriented assessment,…
Constructing an assessment matrix
What is an exam matrix?
is a table in which it is stated how the questions, assignments or other types of items in an exam are distributed between the discussed contents, in relation to the preconceived learning outcomes. Learning outcomes determine the level being tested, what type of test is most suitable and how many questions, assignments or other types of items are needed in order to cover the learning outcomes properly.
Why construct an exam matrix?
Advantages of using an assessment matrix
inclusion of superfluous questions or tasks addressing the same subject
the test is a representative sample of the learning outcomes
develop legitimate and equivalent exams for to exams with same LO
to account for the test contents to colleagues, review teams, etc
to promote transparency and ensure that students concentrate on the core subject matter
At what level do you construct an exam matrix?
at different levels in the curriculum. In the BKE training, the focus lies on constructing an exam matrix for a single subject’s exam(s). It is also possible to construct an exam matrix for a series of subjects (such as a learning continuity pathway) or for an entire year
What do you and don’t you include in an exam matrix?
include assessment criteria in the exam matrix
the relevant learning outcomes are tested
Conditional requirements that are placed on the exam, but that are not expressed in a learning outcome
must be an aid for developing a legitimate exam and that the learning outcomes form the basis for this.
Assessment matrix and resits
All the learning outcomes that have been defined for a unit of study must also be assessed in resits. This may sound logical, but it doesn’t always work out this way in practice
means that the assessment procedure must be clear to all the people involve
The products of learning outcomes and Assesment Matrix.
More parts of the cycle involve
Other exam matrices