Azim Premji University, located in Bangalore, has initiated the admission process for its one-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Educational Assessment program. This blended program, combining online and on-campus components, is designed to provide a balanced blend of theory and practice in the domain of assessments. Aimed at key stakeholders such as teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and other education professionals, the program seeks to build capabilities necessary for planning, designing, and utilizing assessments to bring about a positive shift in the culture of assessments.
The program is open to professionals working in education for a minimum of two years, including teachers, academic coordinators, teacher educators, curriculum designers, test paper developers, and NGO professionals.
The program’s objectives include:
Developing a comprehensive understanding of assessment concepts, principles, approaches, and their role in improving the quality of education.
Designing valid and reliable assessment tools, such as competency-based test papers, projects, portfolios, rubrics, checklists, group assessments, and self-assessments.
Utilizing assessment results to enhance student’s learning and overall classroom processes.
Designing large-scale assessments, specifically interpreting data and drawing inferences about assessment quality using classical test theory and item response theory.
Indu Prasad, Vice Chancellor at Azim Premji University, emphasized the importance of building the capacity of key individuals in education to continuously improve assessment practices, as good assessment practices contribute to better learning outcomes for children and improved teaching practices for educators.
For detailed information on program content, eligibility, and fees, interested candidates can visit the university’s website: Azim Premji University – Postgraduate Diploma in Education – Educational Assessment.
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