mte539 | Graduate
Curriculum Const & Assmnt: Secondary Methods
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Role of Assessment (continued)
- Examine the characteristics of sound classroom assessments.
- Explain the role of assessment in learning and instruction.
- Analyze critical issues related to assessment.
- Describe various types of performance assessments.
- Examine scoring tool(s), either analytic or holistic, that accompany performance assessments.
- Design a complete performance assessment for students in (a) selected content area(s) and level(s).
Standardized Testing: Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Tests
- Examine critical issues related to assessment.
- Examine standardized testing formats and terms and the vocabulary used to explain student results.
- Analyze appropriateness of standardized tests and procedures for administration and score reporting.
- Compare and contrast norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.
Reporting Student Progress
- Analyze factors in report card grades.
- Compare and contrast arguments for each factor in report card grades.
- Examine methods for recording student progress and determining final grades.
Methods of Teaching in Specific Content Areas
- Apply current methods for teaching in a specific content area.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the variety of materials available for instructional use.
- Analyze basic teaching methods and their applications in a secondary school setting.
Classroom Assessment (continued)
- Examine methods of increasing reliability and validity of student assessments.
Special Needs Students and Educational Assessment
- Examine various assessment tools for evaluation of special needs students.
Student Portfolio Assessments
- Describe the key elements of an effective student portfolio.
- Evaluate effective pre-assessment strategies to determine what to teach and assess.
National, State, and Local Curriculum and Instruction Standards
- Apply national, state, and local standards for instruction in a specific content area.
Educational Needs of Secondary Students
- Identify the educational needs and attitudes of secondary students.
- Analyze social and developmental issues that impact secondary classrooms.
Instructional Planning in the Secondary School
- Apply methods of integrating secondary curricula.
Apply the concept of “backwards design” to instructional planning.
Role of Assessment
- Analyze personal beliefs about classroom assessment.
Instructional Planning in the Secondary School (continued)
- Apply the concept of “backwards design” to instructional planning.
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