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Assessment In Elementary Education

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This course identifies what assessment is and how formative and summative assessments are used in the classroom. The course will include construction of objective and performance assessments, topics on reliability and validity, understanding the uses of standardized assessments, and the framework of assessment.

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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    The Influence of Diversity on Assessment

    • Describe best practices for assessment modifications and accommodations for special education students and English Language Learners.
    • Examine methods of differentiating assessment based on student needs.
    • Recognize the influences of student diversity on assessment.

    Ethical Standards

    • Differentiate between effective and ineffective assessment feedback.
    • Examine grading policies and appropriate use of grades.
    • Analyze ethical issues in assessment.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of resources.
    • Examine the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it relates to assessment.

    Using Objective Tests in the Classroom

    • Construct an objective test.
    • Differentiate between formative and summative assessment.
    • Recognize the different types of objective tests and their appropriate uses.
    • Examine reliability and validity of objective tests.
    • Examine the appropriate and inappropriate uses of objective test results in instructional planning.

    Overview of Assessment in Elementary Education

    • Identify what assessment is and how it is used.

    Historical Perspective of Assessment

    • Describe assessment in education prior to 1900
    • Analyze assessment for competence and accountability
    • Summarize influences on assessment policies

    Definitions and Purposes of Assessment

    • Examine the appropriate relationships between instruction and assessment to meet student needs
    • Define assessment, evaluation, and curriculum
    • Identify the purpose of assessment, curriculum, and assessment alignment

    Using Performance Assessment in the Classroom

    • Develop an appropriate performance assessment.
    • Examine the appropriate and inappropriate uses of performance assessment results in instructional planning.
    • Examine reliability and validity of performance assessments.
    • Recognize the different types of performance assessments and their appropriate uses.
    • Describe the elements and utility of rubrics.

    Standardized Assessment

    • Define the vocabulary used to explain student results in a standardized test format.
    • Examine reliability and validity of standardized assessments.
    • Explore the purpose of standardized assessment in the classroom.
    • Compare and contrast norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.
    • Examine the appropriate and inappropriate uses of standardized assessment results in instructional planning.
    • Explore the critical issues related to standardized testing.
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