Evaluation is an important part of learning. It shows how much you have learned about certain information, skills, attitudes, and applications. Success on a test or evaluation also gives you a feeling of achievement.
Self-evaluation is probably the most important evaluation of all. You may not realize it, but you are constantly evaluating yourself. You might say to yourself, “Whoops! I didn’t get that right. I’ll try it this way. That’s better.” Notice how you have evaluated your work twice.
You can set a more formal test for yourself by using the Self-Test located at the end of each module. Try to answer each question without looking back at the module content. If you cannot answer a test item or get the question wrong, review the related information. If you still have difficulty understanding the material, ask your facilitator for help.
After you have completed the module and done the Self-Test, you may take the Final Examination. Contact ACDS to make arrangements.
The Final Examination is the same format as the Self-Test. The exam is done online using the computer. It consists of 20 multiple-choice questions (worth 4 marks each) and 10 true/false questions (worth 2 marks each).
You will have one hour for the examination. It is a “closed-book” exam, i.e., no books or other learning materials are allowed. Your tutor/supervisor (or a designate) will proctor the examination.
You must get at least 80% in order to pass the examination. You have two attempts to achieve a passing grade.
A second evaluation, the Skills Checklist, will also be administered. This form of evaluation, which involves natural observations in the work setting, will help ensure that the learner is able to successfully apply the knowledge gained in each module. This knowledge must be demonstrated by the learner’s attitude and ability to demonstrate specific skills or competencies in their work.
The Skills Checklist is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. You must receive a grade of Satisfactory on the Skills Checklist in order to pass the module.
When you have successfully completed the Foundations in Community Disability Studies Program, you will receive a certificate from the Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS). This certificate is valuable. It shows that you have essential training for work in the field of community disability services.