Validating summative assessment
Description: Presently, performance evaluations of engineering education rely mostly on Likert-type surveys to be filled out by students at the end of the semester. Presently, performance evaluations of engineering education rely mostly on Likert-type surveys to be filled out by students at the end of the semester.The sole person responsible for quality education is the teacher, a model that does not apply to student-centered education endorsed by many professional experts around the world.This type of assessment is the culmination of a unit/section/chapter of study and comes during the Proving It stage of B-SLIM.Summative assessment tells both the teacher and the student what areas are clear to the student, and which will require more work.Here are some possible types of summative assessment that can be used in the language classroom: Rubrics and checklists are valuable and effective tools for summative assessment.
The key to an effective rubric or checklist is to ensure all of the necessary and appropriate criteria are included, and sufficient distinction is made between different levels of performance so that student work can more easily be assessed.Below is a list of websites that allow you to customize pre-made rubrics.These rubrics can act as a good starting point for people who don’t have a lot of experience creating rubrics from the ground up; these rubrics should be carefully reviewed and edited to ensure they meet the teacher’s specific needs.The term summative usability testing recently entered the lexicon of medical device manufacturers as they faced the new requirement to validate their product's suitability for its intended use.
According to IEC 60601-1-6, The new requirement is a keystone in the overall movement toward reducing risk to patients by ensuring that medical devices reflect good human factors engineering practices.
Summative assessment plays a critical role in this information gathering process.