a simple competent or not-yet-competent grade
in workshops ?
Joyce, I'm new at Moodle, so if my answer somehow doesn't match the question, sorry! What "competency" are you trying to assess? My understanding is that in order to assess, you need the outcome you're looking for (what students know or are able to do as a result of the learning activity), the assessment method (observation, document, test, etc.), and the indicators of different levels of competence. Here's an example of a very simple rubric I'm trying out for assessment of the outcome "Students use learning strategies to complete assignments." I've reduced it to a single indicator for my course, but it still has 3 levels rather than 2:
Assignments are on time and meet instructor specifications
Fewer than 50% of assignments meet instructor specifications and are turned in on time
50-80% of assignments meet instructor specifications and are turned in on time
More than 80% of assignments meet instructor specifications and are turned in on time
Does that help?
Thank you so much for that really great matrix , and great information.
How on earth did you get that up on Moodle anyway ! (I'm struggling to type 'text stuff'!
I note you are in the US , I am in Belmont ,near Newcastle NSW Australia , and my question with regard to assessment for 'competency' was in relation particularly to the Vocational Education Sector, the sector where in Australia, we now are striving for those participants who wish to take up education /training ,related to their occupation , to be assessed on a competent or not yet competent basis .
No "grades'.Attempting to take the fear of failure out of adult learning.
Can you help me find out how to set up a very simple assessment
in Moodle , C or NYC ? I would , believe me, be eternally grateful !!
Hope to talk to you soon
I'm very new to moodle and though I have experimented a little with the product as a result of the SA Educ. Dept. evaluation process, I'm only in the process of developing some materials.
With regards to your call for help, I understand from your posting you're referring the VET. I think that with the majority of CET courses, assessment is based on the students being able to meet certain objectives and meet certain criteria. Certificate 4 in Assessement & Training should help you identify these as ther relate to the specifics of the courses you're running. The objectives should be clearly stated to your students as welll as the assessment criteria. For example: If I were to check the module "Integrate Packages" with Cert. 2 in ICT, one of the assess. criteria would be:
Demonstrrate an ability to use MS Word. MS Excel and MS Access to mail merge a docuement.
Now the exercise might involve, data in text format being converted to Spreadsheet file, exported into a database, and the address, and other fields from the file, mail merged into a word document.
Hope this helps.
Perhaps I should not be using the workshop module at all ?