In order to gain the perspective of stakeholders impacted by assessments in your organization, your job is to interview one of those stakeholders.
Interview a learner or colleague of your choice and ask questions pertaining to assessments he or she has experienced in your organization.
Compose a variety of questions to ask during the interview. If you are a teacher, your subject will likely be one of your former students, a member of your family or children of a close friend from whom you can seek permission quickly. If you are focused on your workplace, you may select to ask someone that may no longer be directly impacted by their responses to your inquiry. In all cases, use pseudonyms, absent of real names, to protect stakeholders as you discuss.
You may need to probe further than the required questions, but be discreet and professional.
Include the following questions:
- What is a test?
- How is a test different than an assessment or evaluation?
- Do you like taking tests â€“ why or why not?
- What kind of tests are you usually given?
- When does a facilitator give tests?
- What is your favorite type of test?
- If you were given a choice, what kind of a test would you give? Explain why.
Omitting the stakeholderâ€™s name, post a four- to five-paragraph summary about the results of your interview that includes:
- The topic of assessment.
- A brief description about your stakeholder â€“ age, gender, and other information that would help create a picture of this person.
- A summary of the interview and questions you used.
- A conclusion that includes your critical reflection.
Support your reasoning with evidence from the Required Studies and your research.