2nd IAEA webinar: How to Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills: Theory and Practice for e-assessment Item Types

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 13:00 (1:00 pm) GMT, Caroline Jongkamp and Nico Dieteren of Cito will present on the following topic:
How to Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills: Theory and Practice for e-assessment Item Types.
The presentation will take place via Zoom.  Members will receive a meeting invitation with the link. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Pitoniak at mpitoniak@ets.org.

Summary

The webinar will offer an introduction into item and test development for higher order thinking skills. The presenters will share their experience in the do’s and don’ts when developing good digital item types and the use of checklists for the selection of good contexts. Participants will learn about the main features of item development for higher order thinking skills in combination with the theoretical background of assessing productive skills in realistic contexts. The use of taxonomies for developing items will be shown, starting from the well-known classification by Bloom (revised). Participants will then be introduced to a new framework of item types for e-assessment (Hamer & Jongkamp, 2018). Such a framework could guide item developers when looking for specific item types that can be offered in computer based testing platforms. Finally we will elaborate on the ways to link e-assessment item types to the specific objectives of assessing higher order thinking skills.

 Presenters:

Caroline Jongkamp (1966) is a senior consultant for international projects at Cito, the Netherlands. She supports exam boards and educational organisations in several parts of the world in educational measurement developments.  She is experienced as a professional test developer in economics, financial accounting, and ICT. At Cito, she was responsible for the implementation of computer-based testing in the Dutch secondary leaving exams. She is an experienced change manager involved in change processes on item banking and computer-based testing. She holds an MSc in Econometrics with specialization in Operations Research. Caroline is a member of the steering group of the eAssessment SIG of the AEA-Europe.

 

Nico Dieteren (1960) is a senior consultant for international projects at Cito, the Netherlands. He supports clients in several parts of the world as a consultant and trainer in educational measurement. Nico is an experienced test expert, specialized in the subjects economics and geography and has a thorough experience with many aspects of designing and operating an examination system: organization of test committees and training of their members, procedures for test construction, item banking, trial testing, test and item statistics, collection and computation of norm-setting data, including the use of several standard setting methods  and psychometric models.  Nico has introduced digital applications in final exams for Economics. He holds Master Degrees in Geography and Economics from the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Since 2019 he is accredited as Fellow by the AEA-Europe. Nico is at present the Treasurer of the IAEA and member of the Board of Trustees.

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