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Assessment In Elementary Education
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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 Objective Tests in the Classroom
- 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.
- Construct an objective test.
- Differentiate between formative and summative assessment.
Using Performance Assessment in the Classroom
- Recognize the different types of performance assessments and their appropriate uses.
- Describe the elements and utility of rubrics.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Influence of Diversity on Assessment
- Recognize the influences of student 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.
- 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.
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
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