Evaluation And Assessment Methods – edd733 (3 credits)

This course explores the evaluation and assessment methods utilized in learning organizations. The merits and faults of these methods are debated. Accreditation issues, outcomes-based assessment, institutional research, and staff and faculty evaluation are key topics. The influence of leadership style on evaluation and assessment methods also is examined. Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

History and Goals of Assessments

  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 3]
  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 3]

Assessment Purpose, Strengths, and Weaknesses

  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 4]

Assessment Reliability, Validity, and Bias

  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 5]

Interpreting Assessment Data for Decision-Making

  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 6]

Assessment, Instruction, and Evaluation

  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 7]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 7]

Program Evaluation

  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 8]
  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 8]

Reading Weeks

  • Competency A: Examine the components of assessment and the roles assessments play in learning organizations. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Evaluate the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of various assessment methods. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Analyze the reliability and validity of various assessment methods. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Interpret assessment results to make leadership decisions. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Use professional standards to align instruction, assessment, and evaluation. [Wk 2]

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