The universityís Center for General Education (CGE) hosted a seminar-workshop on test construction, measurement and evaluation at the auditorium on Feb. 4, 2012.
University administration head and chief operations officer, Ms. Buena Gracia A. Canzana, who gave the welcome address, thanked CGE for having initiated the activity, which was participated in by faculty not only from CGE but also from the College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, College of Computer Studies, College of Engineering, and College of Medicine.
CGE dean, Dr. Lani I. Palatino, who gave the confab rationale, cited, among other things, the need to look into the nature of various assessment methods and consider their appropriateness relative to gauging learning outcomes intended in particular courses.
Dr. Emelin M. Magada, the universityís academic affairs head, stressed the importance of test construction, measurement, and evaluation, and the fundamental principles that inform them.
Resource speaker Dr. Romiro G. Bautista, who teaches Natural Science and Mathematics courses, elucidated the salient points of test construction, clarified the doís and donítís of preparing examination items, and discussed what goes into the various columns of a Table of Specifications (TOS).
The workshop portion saw the faculty participants formulating test questions informed by test construction principles. This was followed by output presentation and critiquing.
The activity formally ended with Dr. Emelin M. Magadaís closing remarks.