Welcome to HP 232 Test Construction and Analysis. 

In this course, we will learn about testing, principles and methods behind it and application of these principles in preparing, planning, conducting and evaluating the test that you have given. Although assessment of student achievement should cover knowledge, skills and attitudes, this particular course focuses on assessment of the knowledge domain of learning. 

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of tests in teaching the health sciences,
  2. Distinguish among testing, grading, assessment and evaluation,
  3. Select appropriate types of tests for a given set of objectives,
  4. Improve samples of test items,
  5. Distinguish norm from criterion reference system,
  6. Set the minimum passing level for given tests,
  7. Interpret results of tests, and
  8. Construct an appropriate test based on test blue print.

This will be a blended-learning class with around 60% face-to-face interaction and 40% self-directed learning/online learning/individual activities. You are encouraged to visit the course site regularly for updates, assignments, resources and feedback on outputs.

 Class activities will involve class discussion, individual presentations, flipped classroom, team-based learning and presentation of outputs and critique. You will select a topic for reporting. Please synthesize what you have read and give examples in health professions education during your report. Do not just present the contents of the book that you have read in class. Limit your report to 30 minutes. The rest of the time will be used for other activities

There are recommended readings and other resources for your perusal. You may use other references that you found and you are encouraged to share them with the class.