Conclusions and results of 'Non satis scire' project(Publicatie)

In the Non satis scire (‘To know is not enough’) project 13 universities addressed digital testing and assessment in secondary school teacher training programmes (earning students a first-level qualification) taught at universities. The project resulted in a shared library of tests, test matrices, test items and answer models.

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21 NOV 2014

The institutions plan to continue their collaboration on completion of the project.

Complex testing practices evident in teacher training programmes

The secondary school teacher training programmes (earning students a first-level qualification) taught at universities are academic, professionally oriented degree programmes. The nature of these programmes makes testing a complex and labour-intensive undertaking. Many tests are designed as practical assignments performed by prospective teachers at their work placement school. They also carry out research and design assignments. This creates a large number of wide-ranging products, all of which are subject to assessment.

13 institutions, 27 interventions

The two-year Non satis scire project addressed digital testing and assessment in both the minor and Master's programmes. Thirteen institutions implemented and evaluated 27 interventions, which generated the following results:

Library of tests, test matrices and test items

Though the project duration proved to be too short to create a digital item bank for knowledge tests, the institutions did set up a library of tests, test matrices, test items (multiple choice and open questions) and answer models in EDUgroepen. Sharing test material helps trainers devise knowledge tests. The institutions concerned will continue their collaboration on completion of the project. The University of Groningen manages the library.

Insight into opportunities

The project generated ample insight into the opportunities and conditions for digital testing and assessment procedures in teacher training programmes taught at universities. The collaborating institutions critically reviewed the practice of testing and assessment by sharing and discussing tests and procedures, which has contributed to enhancing quality. Trainers and students are highly appreciative of the digital assessment procedures.

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