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.
Assess the effects of educational legislation on assessments in school districts.
Analyze the use of evaluative student data to drive school improvement.
Analyze the effects of bias in assessments.
Identify how the use of assessments affects various stakeholders.
Align assessment to educational standards, curriculum, and instruction.
Assessment in Instruction
Apply assessment strategies to instruction.
Demonstrate the multifunctionality of various assessments.
Types of Assessments
Differentiate among formative assessments, summative assessments, and self-assessments.
Distinguish between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced standardized assessments.
Role of Assessment
Compare assessment and evaluation.
Justify the role of assessment in education.
Summarize historical influences on current assessment practices.
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