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Assessment And Evaluation

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This course focuses on developing the skills necessary to become effective assessors. It provides the fundamentals of a variety of classroom assessments, including standardized, formative and summative, traditional, and performance classroom assessments. Learners focus on using a variety of assessment tools and construct objective and performance assessments. Additionally, the purposes, the methods, and the reporting of evaluations are explored.



This graduate-level course is 6 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: 6 weeks

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    Evaluation of Curriculum and Instruction

    • Analyze strategies for evaluation of instruction.
    • Evaluate instructional tools for effectiveness.
    • Analyze strategies for evaluation of curriculum.

    Overview of Assessment in Education

    • Differentiate between assessment and evaluation.
    • Identify the purpose of aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
    • Summarize influences on assessment policies.
    • Analyze the use of assessment for accountability.

    Standardized Assessment

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

    Using Objective Tests in the Classroom

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

    Using Performance Assessments in the Classroom

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

    Response to Intervention

    • Analyze the response-to-intervention theory and model.
    • Interpret response-to-intervention assessment results to determine appropriate interventions.
    • Describe the importance of regularly monitoring and documenting student data and progress.

    Data-Driven Decision Making

    • Examine the appropriate and inappropriate uses of assessment results in instructional planning.
    • Prepare a communication of assessment results for parents or staff.

    The Influence of Diversity on Assessment

    • Describe the issues related to student diversity and assessment.
    • Describe best practices for assessment modifications and accommodations for special education students and English-language learners.

    Ethical Standards

    • Analyze ethical issues in assessment.
    • Explain the importance of documenting assessments, observations, and interventions.
    • Examine the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as it relates to assessment.
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