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.
Summarize historical influences on current assessment practices.
Justify the role of assessment in education.
Compare assessment and evaluation.
Types of Assessments
Distinguish between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced standardized assessments.
Differentiate among formative assessments, summative assessments, and self-assessments.
Assessment in Instruction
Demonstrate the multifunctionality of various assessments.
Apply assessment strategies to instruction.
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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