2023-2024 / PEDA4042-1

Evaluation questions


20h Th

Number of credits


Pascal Detroz

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course introduces the different types of students assessement and discusses the measurement issue in educational sciences. It consists of:

1. The different types of students assessment and the scoring biases
2. An introduction devoted to (i) the definition of the measurement concept , by comparison with the concept of evaluation and (ii) the theoritical and practical problems of the measure in human sciences, as well as the different steps of the measurement process;
3. The developement of the measurement framework ;
4. The writting of the questions;
5. Some statistical tools for describing the psychometric properties of a test and of its questions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course aims at :

1. Familiarizing students with the fundamental concepts of evaluation and psychometrics ;

2. Making students sensitive to the measurement problems encoutered in educational sciences ;

3. Describing the rules and procedures for the elaboration of a measurement instrument ;

4. Enabling students to compute and interpret some psychometric indices from the Classical Test Theory

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminars, individual and collective exercies and lab.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Face to Face

Recommended or required readings

The course notes and the slides are available on myulg.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Students are not allowed to record the lecture


Christian Monseur
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