Benefit-Limitation of a Test and OLETE – ROJoson – 14oct8

ROJoson's Writings on Hospital Administration

Background:

I wrote this for the Sri Lanka Safe Hospital Initiative OCIL Group on October 8, 2014.

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An educational test by its traditional usage is done primarily to assess and evaluate the learning of learners or students.

A pretest is one that is administered prior to the start of a teaching-learning session, module or course to assess the entry or baseline competency of the learners or students.

A post-test or a summative test is one that is administered at the end of a teaching-learning session, module or course to assess the end-of-session, module or course or terminal competency of the learners or students. If there is a pretest administered along with a post-test, the achievement of the learners or students can be quantified.

A secondary objective of an educational test is learning for the learners or students. As they take the test, they somehow learn or reinforce what they learn…

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