LearnARMM Test Development Workshops
The LearnARMM Test Development team held test development workshops in early May focussed on the development of grade 3 and grade 4 tests for reading comprehension, numeracy and science. Melissa Digo and Xerxes de Castro of ACTRC, and Masa Pavlovic and Judy Crigan from the Assessment Research Centre, University of Melbourne facilitated the workshops. Content specialists from the University of the Philippines Integrated School provided their expertise in the development of items mapped to the Philippines curriculum. The piloting phases for the Grade 3 and 4 tests will take place in the 2015-2016 school year. To date the tests developed for K – Grade 2 have been translated into Tagalog, Sama, Maranao and Maguindanaon. This week translation and harmonization activities are commencing to translate the tests into Cebuano.