May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
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TED-2830 Assessment of Students


Credits 3
This course introduces students to the principles and concepts of educational assessment and measurements. Students develop, use, and interpret a variety of classroom assessments. Fundamental testing concepts and issues are also examined, including scoring, grading, bias, ethical issues, use of accommodations, testing environments, and administration of tests.  This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification. 
Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
Formerly (EDU 2050)
Course Outcomes
 

  1. Explain the relationship between teaching, assessment, testing, measurement and evaluation.
  2. Identify the common purposes of assessment and uses of assessment data.
  3. Use curricular goals and learning outcomes to choose appropriate assessment methods/types.
  4. Explain the concepts of reliability and validity and the relationship to educational assessment.
  5. Develop constructed and selected response test items.
  6. Develop performance assessments with appropriate scoring tools.
  7. Compare and contrast common assessment tools, including teacher-made tests, commercial materials, and standardized tests.
  8. Identify factors that may influence assessment results, including factors related to the examiner, the examinee, and the specific assessment tool.
  9. Examine ethical responsibilities in the collection and use of assessment data.
  10. Identify appropriate testing accommodations for diverse populations of students.




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