educ524 | Graduate
Assessment And Evaluation For Educators
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History and Role of Assessment in Instruction
- Identify the fundamentals of educational assessment.
- Apply assessment strategies to instruction.
- Justify the need for reliability, validity, and fairness in educational assessments.
- Create guidelines for teacher-developed assessments.
- Identify characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of selected-response and constructed-response testing formats.
- Summarize historical influences on current assessment practices in today’s schools.
- Describe the roles of assessment in education.
- Compare the concepts of assessment, testing, and evaluation.
Formal and Informal Assessments
- Distinguish between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced standardized assessments.
- Differentiate among formative assessments, summative assessments, and self-assessments.
- Identify examples of effective informal assessment methods.
- Analyze the purpose, use, and interpretation of portfolio and performance assessments.
The Impact of Assessment
- Align assessments to educational standards, curriculum, and instruction.
- Create assessment tasks that are congruent with stated instructional objectives.
- Identify how the use of assessments affects various stakeholders.
- Analyze the effects of bias in assessments.
Accountability and School Improvement
- Analyze the use of evaluative student data to drive school improvement.
- Evaluate the current trends in grading, marking, and reporting practices.
- Identify appropriate and inappropriate test-preparation practices.
- Assess the effects of educational legislation on assessments in school districts.
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