This is another tool I am developing. I would appreciate comments and feedback. What are the missing verbs which are misplaced?
This tool is an attempt to analyse the structure of examinations and tests and look at the balance between higher order thinking skills (HOTS) and lower order thinking skills (LOTS). Many examinations have a large influence on lower order thinking skills like remembering and understanding and a low emphasis on higher order thinking processes of analysis, evaluation and creativity.
The process in using this tool is as follows;
- work through the questions and add the mark value for each question to the appropriate column
- total each column and then total the mark value in each category (Taxonomic level)
- Calculate the percentage of the test which is based at each taxonomic level.
I don’t believe there are no right or wrong values or weightings. However, we know that higher order thinking skills and processes are preferable to lower order thinking skills like fact recall or simple repetition of definitions.
Here is the assessment analysis tool as a pdf – blooms-and-assessment
I would appreciate comments and feedback.