COURSE PRO FORMA Program Sarjana Muda Perguruan dengan Kepujian (Sains Pendidikan Rendah) Course Title Course

Code Credit Hour Contact Hours Medium of Instruction Pre-requisite to entry Learning Outcomes

Evaluation in Science Teaching (Penilaian dalam pengajaran Sains) SCE3111 3 (3+0) 45 hours English None 1. Explain the meaning of test, evaluation, and assessment in the context of teaching and learning of primary science. 2. Explore several assessment tools that are appropriate for primary science teaching and learning. 3. Create a table of test specification for a test based on the primary science syllabus. 4. Construct suitable test items to assess students’ performance. 5. Administer, mark and moderate a test paper such as UPSR or PEKA . 6. Analyse and interpret test scores.


This course discusses evaluation in science teaching, definition of terms, purpose of assessment, areas of assessment in primary school science, types of assessment, assessment tools, test design and construction, scoring of assessment, administration of test, marking and moderation of test scripts, analysis of test score, interpretation of test scores and forms of examination. Kursus ini membincangkan tentang penilaian dalam pengajaran sains, definisi istilah, matlamat pentaksiran, bidang-bidang pentaksiran dalam sains sekolah rendah, bentuk-bentuk pentaksiran, alat-alat pentaksiran, rekabentuk dan pembinaan ujian, penskoran pentaksiran, pentadbiran ujian, penyemakan dan moderasi skrip-skrip ujian, analisis skor ujian, interpretasi skor ujian dan bentuk-bentuk peperiksaan.

Topic 1

Content Definition of terms: • Test • Measurement • Assessment

Hours 3

Berkuatkuasa mulai Januari 2007 Kemaskini 15 Disember 2009

project Assessment tool: Portfolio • Purpose • Benefits • Components • Designing portfolios for implementation • Grading portfolios Assessment tools: • observation Anecdotal records Portfolio Checklist Interview Inventory/questionnaire /survey • Student work samples • Science journals • Notebooks • Learning logs • Written reports and creative writing • Laboratory activities and sheets • Drawings and labelled diagrams • Concept maps • Projects • Classroom activities . observation.KWL group assessment 3 3 4 3 Berkuatkuasa mulai Januari 2007 Kemaskini 15 Disember 2009 .Brainstorming . paper and pencil test • Authentic –portfolio. performance • Summative – diagnostic test.2 3 • Evaluation Purpose of assessment: • Feedback • Report • Placement • Planning • Grading Areas of assessment in primary school science: • Knowledge • Skills • Attitude and noble values Types of assessment: • Formative –oral.Discussion .

subjective Test design and construction • Objective of test • Duration and type of test • Table of test specification • Solo Taxonomy • Bloom Taxonomy Test design and construction • Reliability of test items • Validity of test items Test construction: objective • Format of Objective Questions • Guidelines for writing good objective questions • Marking scheme Test construction : subjective • Format of subjective Questions • Guidelines for writing good structured/essay questions • Marking scheme Scoring of assessment • Rubrics scoring • Analytic scoring • Holistic scoring Administration of test • Security and test secrecy • Appointment of invigilators • Preparation of place for test • Preparation of test papers • Procedure Marking and moderation of test scripts • Procedure • Implementation considerations Analysis of test score • Item analysis • Item difficulty • Incorrect answers / Distractors Interpreting test score • Percentage of passes and failures • Action plan for remedial /enrichment 3 6 3 7 3 8 3 9 3 10 3 11 3 12 3 Berkuatkuasa mulai Januari 2007 Kemaskini 15 Disember 2009 .objective .Think aloud .5 technique .Teaching or reporting to others • Paper and pencil tests .Open-ended questions .

& Goldsworthy. Doran.. (2002). USA :IRI /SkyLight Training and Publishing. S. (1997). C. London:David Fulton Publishers Ltd. Teaching science for all children-Methods for constructing understanding. & Swartz E. Illinois. Keogh. F.. R.13 • How to improve teaching and learning Forms of examination: Centralised examination • Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) • Structure/format of test paper • Focus of the test • Implementation Forms of examination: School-based examination • PEKA (Practical Assessment Skills) • Structure/format • Concept • Implementation Forms of examination: School-based examination • Application in the science classroom • Research findings Total 3 14 3 15 3 45 Assessment Main References Course work 50% Examination 50% Naylor. (1998) Science educator’s guide to assessment. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. J. Essentials of educational measurement. Virginia: National Science Teachers Association. (1991). Berkuatkuasa mulai Januari 2007 Kemaskini 15 Disember 2009 . Multiple assessments for Multiple Intelligences.. (2002). Chapman. J. Active assessment. Martin. A. London: Prentice Hall. & Tamir. Ebel. A. R. Gerlovich. Additional References Bellanca. Cain. L.S. Inc. R. B.. P. (2004). Sciencing. & Fribie D.. New Jersey: Merill Prentice Hall.Chan. C.E. Sexton. 4th Edition.