Development and Validation of OBE-based Syllabus Evaluation Tool

  • Roar Abalos Callaman University of Southeastern Philippines
Keywords: syllabus evaluation tool, instrument development and validation


This study describes the development and validation of an evaluation tool to measure the quality of OBE-based syllabi and its compliance to flexible learning. This tool made used a two-stage approach. In the development stage, the items were carefully generated based on the answers from the experts. The tool was then scrutinized and examined by validators to review the items including its content and language used. Thus, a 17-item evaluation tool was developed. In the validation stage, the tool was pilot tested on 49 respondents and found to have a good level of reliability. The results of the construct validity using EFA with 288 respondents from the HEIs faculties in the region showed that the scale has two factors. The performance criteria were composed of ten (10) items while there were seven (7) items in the teaching-learning process component. The findings concluded that interplay between performance criteria and teaching-learning process indicators can be used to ensure the quality of the flexible learning-compliant OBE-based syllabi.  Thus, confirmation of the structure of the developed evaluation tool is highly recommended.  


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