How to test a learner

Two views from Two teams from four country

A Team

3 types of evaluation

DAILY

Why

  • to check the knowledge
  • to motivate
  • to have a feed back
  • to do the remediation – add the explanation, precision

When

mostly at the beginning of the lesson

How

  • summarize the activities of the last lesson (recap)
  • homework
  • 3-5 questions about a subject
  • without any marks

WEEKLY

Why

  • as in part “Daily” +
  • evaluation of the formation

When

at the end of the week

How

  • Small presentation
  • Practical exam
  • Question and answer test

FINAL

Why

  • to check the acquired knowledge
  • to check the efficiency and quality of the program

How

  • Small presentation
  • Practical exam (ex.: to prepare a terarium for one choosen species, preparation of surgical room...)
  • Question and answer test

B Team

Why?

  • Diagnostic/pre-assessment (Where Ss are at the very beginning)
  • To measure progress/dynamic (Formative)
  • To check/assess (Summative)

When?

  • Very beginning (diagnostic)
  • Continuously (formative)- during the learning process
  • After modules, themes, units, practical works etc. (Summative).

How?

  1. Tests/assessment
  2. Group/peers assessment
  3. Students’ self-assessment

What?

  • Knowledge
  • Skills (professional, veterinary related
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills