Master of Education in Measurement and Evaluation

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Rationale
Teaching is incomplete without testing. A large component of the teacher education programmes consists of pedagogy, leaving very little time for development of skills in psychometrics. In order to improve skills in psychometrics, it is necessary to provide opportunities for teachers to advance their profession through advanced specialised programmes in measurement and evaluation. The Programme of Master of Education in Measurement and Evaluation is intended to provide these specialised skills to teachers and professionals in educational institutions and examining boards; thus this is a specialised course.
After teaching, every teacher is required to find out if learning has taken place. Measurement and Evaluation is a specialized discipline that requires more time than is commonly available in teacher education programmes. Measurement in education and social sciences is prone to a large margin of error because of many factors some of which include the fact that the process of measurement cannot be done directly. Developing measurement skills among teachers is one of the strategies of minimizing the large margin of error inherent in tests as tools of measuring students‟ achievement. Testing skills are not only needed by teachers but also by the officers in examining boards, inspectorate and curriculum development officers. Graduates of the degree of Master of Education in Measurement and Evaluation will be absorbed in the Ministry of Education institutions, universities and the school system.
Program Objectives
The main objective of the programme is to develop human resource capacity with practical and conceptual skills in test development and measurement of students‟ achievement so as to empower practitioners in the education sector.
The programme aims to achieve the following specific objectives:
i) To build capacity on testing and measuring of students‟ achievement.
ii) To build capacity in the monitoring of educational outcomes in the school system
iii) To provide skills and techniques to conduct research in measurement and evaluation
iv) To prepare learners to participate in policy making and teaching Measurement and Evaluation in higher education institutions.

Admission Requirements
i) The common regulations for Masters degree as stated in the Egerton University Statute shall apply.
ii) The general regulations for Masters degree in the Faculty of Education shall apply.
iii) In addition to 4.1 and 4.2, the following shall be eligible for admission to the Masters Degree in Measurement and Evaluation:
a. Holders of Bachelor of Education with at least Upper Second Class Honors from Egerton University or any other recognized University.
b. Holders of Bachelor of Arts with at least Upper Second Class Honors plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Egerton University or any other recognized University;
c. Holders of degrees stated in 4.3 (i) and 4.3 (ii) above but with Lower Second Class Honors shall be eligible for admission if:
1. they have relevant postgraduate training acceptable to the Egerton University Senate,
OR
2. they have at least two years work experience in their field of specialization.
Course Structure and Duration
(i) This is a two academic year programme. Full time candidates shall be registered for a minimum of eighteen (18) months and a maximum of thirty six (36) months, and registered for a minimum of fifteen (18) credit factors (CF) per semester. This is a specialized course; therefore, there are no electives. All students are required to take and pass all the prescribed units.
(ii) Part-time candidates shall be registered as students for a maximum of four (4) academic years, and must register for a minimum of six (6) credit factors per semester.
Course Coding
i) The Code EPME refers to the Measurement section of the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Foundations followed by three digits.
ii) The first digit i.e. 7 stands for the level of study, in this case M.Ed programme.
iii) The second digit refers to the semester in which the course is offered
iv) The third digit refers to the serial number of the course in the semester it is being offered in.

Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations governing Post Graduate School examinations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute.
The passing grade shall be „C‟ in all courses attempted by a candidate. However, the candidate must obtain a minimum average grade of „B‟ to continue with the programme.
The candidate will be required to satisfy the Board of Examiners with regard to the thesis as stipulated in the University rules and regulations.
Grading system
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period
Degree classification
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.