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Introduction To Assessment

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In this course, learners are introduced to the role of assessment in education. The purpose and types of assessment are identified, including appropriate components in assessment planning. Formative assessment for learning and summative assessment of learning will be examined. Students will also explore the topics of feedback and grading.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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: 5 weeks

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    Assessment Feedback and Grading

    • Describe the characteristics of effective feedback.
    • Identify the guidelines for effective grading practices.
    • Summarize best practices of personal communication, recordkeeping, and report cards.
    • Describe the role and purpose of grading.

    Overview and Purpose of Assessment

    • Identify context, issues, and trends in assessment.
    • Analyze assessments as the foundation of instructional goals and objectives.
    • Identify the role of assessment in teaching.
    • Define assessment.

    Types of Assessment

    • Describe different types of assessment.
    • Analyze appropriate uses of assessment types.
    • Identify the components of a balanced, comprehensive assessment system.

    Planning for Assessment

    • Describe the design of quality assessments.
    • Describe the use of taxonomies in planning for assessments.

    Assessment for and of Learning

    • Describe the role and effectiveness of formative and summative assessment.
    • Identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of performance-based assessments.
    • Analyze the effect of self-assessment on student achievement.
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