Standardizing Test by Involving Other Universities in Developing the Item Tests

Wahyuningrum, Endang and Suratinah, and Sudarso, Yos (2004) Standardizing Test by Involving Other Universities in Developing the Item Tests. In: Seminar Nasional UT - SEAMOLEC 2004, 2-3 September 2004, Universitas Terbuka.


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Universitas Terbuka (UT), as the only distance learning institution in Indonesia, always tries to give the best services for Indonesian Education. One of the strategic efforts to be the best distance learning university in Asia is standardization of procedure and format evaluation to evaluate students’ competencies. Their competencies are examinated through the formative and summative evaluation. To get the valid and reliable test, this evaluation has been standardized in Item Test Bank. The Unit of Test Development (UPS), as a part of the Faculty of Education (FKIP), has jobs to develop and manage the examination. In 2003, this unit developed 1355 sets of item tests for 225 courses in FKIP. The developing of test involved about 340 lecturers. Two hundred sixty lecturers are from others universities and the rest are lecturers from Universitas Terbuka. Since 2002, UPS have been developing test using standardized procedure. This procedure has advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages is a validation process for the moduls as well as for the test. There is benchmarking process in this validation process, because of the involvement of lecturers from other universities. This benchmarking can be used as an academic quality assurance. This paper describes about the procedure in developing the test, advantages and disadvantages of involving others, and also how benchmarking can be gained.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): seameo04412.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: standardizing, involving other universities
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > UT-Seamolec 2004
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 09:04
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 09:04

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