mte562 | Graduate
Assessment And Evaluation
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.
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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.
- 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.
- Compare and contrast norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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