Assessment And Evaluation For Educators – edd554 (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide P–12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Participants focus on standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Types of Assessments

  • Differentiate among formative assessments, summative assessments, and self-assessments.
  • Distinguish between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced standardized assessments.

Role of Assessment

  • Summarize historical influences on current assessment practices.
  • Justify the role of assessment in education.
  • Compare assessment and evaluation.

Assessment in Instruction

  • Demonstrate the multifunctionality of various assessments.
  • Apply assessment strategies to instruction.

Assessment Effects

  • Align assessment to educational standards, curriculum, and instruction.
  • Identify how the use of assessments affects various stakeholders.
  • Analyze the effects of bias in assessments.

Accountability and School Improvement

  • Analyze the use of evaluative student data to drive school improvement.
  • Assess the effects of educational legislation on assessments in school districts.


  • All objectives apply.

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