BEC970 - Student Assessment Evaluation

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Last revision date 2018-07-12 16:07:56.678
Last review date 2018-07-12 16:07:56.679

Subject Title
Student Assessment Evaluation

Subject Description
This course is designed to give learners an overview of the processes involved in assessment and evaluation. A variety of types of evaluation will be utilized in order to understand and meet the needs of learners and stakeholders. Learners will be encouraged to evaluate their own practice as a teacher or trainer in their environment.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Adult Education/Staff Training Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the purposes for and various stages of formative and summative evaluation of student progress, materials and instruction.

2. Design an evaluation strategy that fits with curriculum.

3. Apply at least five different assessment and evaluation strategies.

4. Develop methods of assessing and evaluating course design and instruction.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
1. Assessment versus Evaluation 
2. Performance Portfolios 
3. Types of Evaluation

                           Diagnostic Evaluation 
                           Formative Evaluation 
                           Summative Evaluation 
                           Feedback and reinforcement 

4. Basic Issues in Test Design 

                           Concept Mapping 
                           Weighting Questions 
                           Rubrics and Grades

5. Methods of Assessment 

                           Student centered assessments 
                           Self & Peer assessment 
                           Grading on a Curve 

6. Program Evaluation 

                           Delivery and Learning 

7. Review and Related Assignments
                           Summations, Evaluations
                           Plans for Future Application

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor, and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
The Art of Evaluation,
By Fenwick and Parsons, Thompson Educational Publishing Inc., 2nd edition, ISBN# 9781550771664

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Participation: 10%
  • Discussions: 20%
  • Learning Activities: 5%
  • Alignment Assignment: 20%
  • Evaluation Strategy Project: 25%
  • Peer Review: 10%
  • Self-Reflection Paper: 10%

Expected English Competencies:

The ability to communicate in writing is essential for success in all business subjects. All written work must demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness: 
  • writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
  • spelling and punctuation are correct
  • appropriate vocabulary is used
  • sentences are structured correctly
  • main points are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
  • work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
  • work is arranged in correct format (i.e., reports, essays)
  • layout is attractively displayed
Up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all written work if the above mentioned expected English competencies are not met. 

Students must attain a grade of at least 50% to pass the course. 

Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified. Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems that may arise in your work or personal life. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and generally not be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignment due

The College Academic Policy will prevail regarding Academic Honesty.

Assignments are marked on the basis of an appropriate standard of research, content, organization of material and presentation. Assignments are to be grammatically correct and typewritten or prepared by computer.

Students are expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of effective written communication skills in assignments, verbal presentations and group work.

All academic policies of the College at which you registered apply.  This includes, but it not limited to, policies related to grading supplemental exams, deferred exams, and accomodations.


Approved by: Sandra Noble