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  • Objectives
    Students who have completed the Master of Assessment and Evaluation course should be able to: * demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of assessment and evaluation theory and practice * demonstrate a high level of competence in the management of assessment and evaluation programs; * make effective use of the assessment and evaluation literature and research; * demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to support colleagues regarding assessment and evaluation related professional situations.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Coursework and Thesis)
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    476-661  Test and Scale Development
    Methods for creating, designing and developing measurement tools are explored. These tools include those used for assessment of capabilities, achievement, attitudes and preferences. The principles of scale construction and validation provide the fram...     Semester 1     25

    476-662  Competency & Performance Assessment     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    476-664  Item Response Modelling
    This unit provides an understanding of item response modelling. The subject examines item response theory from an advanced perspective , including the development of single and multiple parameter models, their specification, estimation and evaluation....     Semester 2     25

    476-694  Large-scale Survey Research     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    481-812  Qualitative Methods
    Approaches to the collection, display and analysis of qualitative data in education and social program evaluation are examined using current evaluations as models. Topics include: orientations to, and criticisms of, qualitative approaches; planning q...     Semester 2     25

    481-813  Quantitative Methods
    An examination of various methods of collection, display and analysis of quantitative data. Topics include: design of quantitative research programs; survey design; experimental and quasi-experimental designs; development and testing of questionnaire...     Semester 1     25

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    481-809  Program Evaluation: Forms & Approaches
    A conceptual overview of theories, issues and recent practice in evaluation. An inductive/case study approach will be used in which recent evaluation practice will be analysed using frameworks developed by the lecturers. Topics covered include: confl...     Semester 1, Summer     25

    481-810  Evaluating Large Scale Programs
    This subject will provide students with an advanced understanding of evaluation theory, methodology and practice. The subject is based, in particular, upon a critical analysis and application of realist, theory-based approaches to evaluating complex,...     Semester 1     25

    481-811  Evaluation for Management & Development
    The subject is based on an assumption that leaders and managers need timely, systematic information for use in decision-making about programs (and policies) for which they are responsible. The focus is on internal evaluations within organisations (fo...     Semester 2     25

    460-625  Negotiated Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-626  Negotiated Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-627  Minor Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-628  Minor Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    476-695  Assessment & Reporting for Student Learn
    This subject examines judgement based assessment of competency in a range of settings from Vocational to Early Childhood. Various approaches to assessment data collection are examined including tests, observation, portfolios and the development and ...     Summer     25

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