stem507 | Graduate
Stem: Assessment Strategies
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Evaluating Assessment Tools
- Differentiate between validity and reliability in assessment tools.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of STEM assessment tools.
- Connect appropriate assessment tools to corresponding STEM-focused learning outcomes.
Overview of Assessment
- Describe the role of assessment in curriculum and instruction.
- Explore various types of assessments for evaluating K–12 student learning outcomes.
- Contrast formative and summative assessments.
Performance-Based and Project-Based Assessments and Rubrics
- Differentiate between performance-based and project-based assessments.
- Analyze the unique role of performance-based and project-based assessments in the STEM classroom.
- Construct a performance-based or project-based assessment aligned to state or national standards.
- Summarize the purpose of rubrics in STEM education.
- Identify the necessary components of a rubric.
- Critique the clarity and usefulness of existing rubrics for STEM instruction.
- Construct a rubric to evaluate student learning outcomes in STEM.
Triangulating Data to Inform Instructional Decisions
- Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative assessment data.
- Identify multiple sources of data to assess STEM student learning.
- Argue for the importance of triangulating data for comprehensive assessment.
- Describe how to triangulate data to inform instructional decisions in STEM education.
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