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Using Data to Improve Learning (EDUC90939)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90939
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This subject examines the interpretation and use of assessment data in a range of settings from Early Childhood to Tertiary. Various approaches to the interpretation of assessment data are examined, including criterion and standards referenced methods, with an emphasis on the reliability of data and the improvement of assessment processes. The valid use of assessment data to improve learning at individual, school, and system level are explored, as well as processes and practices which support such uses.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Analyse assessment data from the perspectives of reliability and validity
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of assessment quality management processes
  3.  Design processes and practices for using data to improve learning within a range of contexts
  4. Critique the use of assessment data within a range of educational settings from a validity and reliability perspective

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and reasoning Problem solving Communication Evidence based decision making

Last updated: 3 April 2019