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Assessment And Evaluation Models

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In this course, learners use assessment data through a systematic process to make informed decisions and to evaluate classroom and school-wide learning outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the design, implementation, and analysis of formative assessments while other types of assessments are explored. Learners will use this assessment knowledge to design and analyze a comprehensive assessment plan in a K-12 setting.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Schoolwide Assessment

    • Describe the changes that occur when the assessment process moves beyond one classroom to a team and then outward to an entire school.
    • Reflect on the process of creating an assessment plan for a unit of instruction.
    • Discuss the challenges faced in creating and sustaining a data-driven culture.
    • Examine the advantages and challenges to working as a team in the assessment process.

    Assessment System and Types: Formative and Summative

    • Define the essential elements of a balanced assessment system.
    • Identify essential components of a school Common Core assessment consortium: either the PARCC or Smarter Balanced consortium.
    • Examine how your current K–12 state testing system integrates within the PARCC and Smarter Balanced school accountability system.
    • Define formative assessments.
    • Define summative assessments.
    • Compare the use of formative versus summative assessments within a variety of instructional contexts.

    Assessment Driving Instruction

    • Describe the function and purpose of data teams.
    • Use item analysis techniques to diagnose student needs.

    Standards-Based Assessments: Validity, Reliability, and Bias

    • Compare the essential components of norm-referenced assessment systems versus standards-based assessment systems.
    • Identify the concepts of validity and reliability in assessments.
    • Compare the essential elements of selected response and constructed response assessments.

    Student Involvement in Assessment

    • Summarize the benefits of involving students in the assessment process.
    • Describe the co-constructing criteria process.
    • Design a student self-assessment that corresponds to a unit of study.
    • Explain the benefit of student’s use of assessment information to improve their work.
    • Identify assessment bias.
    • Identify strategies to improve teacher developed assessments.

    Authentic Assessment

    • Explain authentic assessments and their role within a balanced assessment plan.
    • Compare and contrast authentic assessment versus traditional assessment.
    • Construct a complete assessment plan based on a unit of instruction including traditional-, portfolio-, performance-, and authentic-based practices.
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