“Paradigm Shift of Student Assessment of Learning with focus on K to 12 Curriculum across the Disciplines”
February 24-26, 2017, at Travelers  Hotel, Subic Bay , Olongapo City, Philippines.

 

RATIONALE
As the Philippine education system gears up full implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, this conference-workshop is proposed for teachers and administrators across disciplines to significantly improve student learning.  In view of the maiden implementation of Grades 11 and 12, educators should be equipped with the knowledge and expertise in assessing student learning in order to further improve the new program and thereby uplift the quality of education for all students for all reasons and intent of the new curriculum. The K-12 Program of the Department of Education aims to provide all learners with high quality education that will enable them to be fit and prepared for employment and tertiary academic pursuits both locally and globally.  With focus on the new paradigm shift, Grades 11 & 12 students are to take their cue about what they are expected to learn from the techniques of assessment and evaluation that are administered to them.  Accordingly, assessment and evaluation technique should bring about student outcomes like development of higher order thinking skills (HOTS), creativity, and problem solving abilities, collaborative learning and hands on assessment of learning outcomes.

This conference-workshop will help teachers and administrators acquire skills and knowledge in developing outcomes-based learning tasks that measure students’ self-monitored understanding of various contents in different subject areas or disciplines. In addition, this conference-workshop will help participants know how to identify the most important skills and processes to evaluate learning and teaching. The same conference-workshop will assist participants implement the most appropriate forms of modality in their field of specialization.

Moreover, conference-workshop participants will hear first-hand experiences and inputs from Keynote/plenary speakers. Invited subject specialist will engage participants discuss the most relevant and appropriate in assessments and evaluation of learning.  Furthermore participants will have the opportunity to construct content and performance-based assessment materials.

                                                                                                                                                        OBJECTIVES
At the end of the conference-workshop, the participants should be able to:

    1. Present the global perspectives and best practices in assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes;
    2. Present the grades 11 and 12 strands of learning: curriculum direction
    3. Identify relevant and appropriate assessment modalities to measure learning outcomes in K to 12 various subject areas;
    4. Introduce the use of digital technique in assessment and evaluation for K to 12 student learning;
    5. Define constructed-response assessment evaluation for learning outcomes in K to 12; and
    6. Demonstrate ability to construct valid, reliable, and measurable test items.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS
The main output of the conference-workshop is the development a doable action plan and sample tests and performance based assessment items with  the view of improving assessment and evaluation integral to the implementation of the K to 12 curriculum.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

    1. Paradigm shift of student assessment of learning for K to 12 curriculum across the disciplines
    2. Promoting Skills In developing assessments and evaluation technique
    3. Curriculum designing and instructional delivery
    4. Assessment Concerns of the four tracks of the K to 12 curriculum
    5. Assessment and evaluation strategies for learner-focused paradigm
    6. Challenges and use technology to assess student learning K to 12 curriculum
    7. Creating Learner-Centered  Assessment Environments
    8. Administrator’s/Manager’s accountability Of assessment and valuation
    9. Innovative  Strategies And Practices Of Outcome-Based Assessment
    10. Role of educational administrators in assessment and valuation In the 21st century and beyond
    11. Teacher Education For Assessments And Evaluation

TARGET PARTICIPANTS 

  • National teachers and faculty of teacher education institutions (TEIs)
  • Researchers
  • Superintendents, school administrators/managers
  • Students