Assessment - Professional Development

ED 589 Assessment and Intervention

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $605.40

This course is designed to give participants information about brain based assessments and interventions. This course is intended for individuals with little or no experience with assessments and interventions. This course will provide basic exposure to multiple brain based topics and assessments and interventions. Students will be introduced to current and past neuroscience research, past and present assessment and intervention strategies and techniques. Students will be asked to apply this knowledge to the educational setting and be asked to share any new knowledge with colleagues, parents and students. In order to support each other's learning in this course as an online environment, it is very important we all take time to participate in the group discussions, all outlined online activities, and assignments. It is the intent of this course that as an educator you will be able to take the knowledge of the assessment and intervention course and apply it to your daily practice.

ED 589 Assessment and Intervention - Available Summer 2016 Only

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $570

This course is designed to give participants information about brain based assessments, interventions and strategies. This course is intended for individuals with little or no experience with assessments and interventions. This course will provide basic exposure to multiple brain based topics and assessments, interventions and strategies. Students will be introduced to current and past neuroscience research, past and present assessments and innovative interventions and techniques. Students will be asked to apply this knowledge to the educational setting and be asked to share any new knowledge with colleagues, parents and students. In order to support each other's learning in this course as an online environment, it is very important we all take time to participate in all outlined online activities, and assignments. It is the intent of this course that as an educator you will be able to take the knowledge of the assessment and intervention course and apply it to your daily practice.

ED 589 Linking Assessments and Standards

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $570

This course will provide both an understanding the role of formative assessment and standards-based grading. Students will develop a background into the value of feedback and distinguish between formative assessment, summative assessment and benchmark testing. Students will know how learning progressions lead to achieving learning goals and be able to explain the causes of imprecision in assessments. They will be able to identify different grading practices used in classrooms and recognize the differences and purposes of obtrusive, unobtrusive and student-generated assessments. They will be able to distinguish between instructional feedback and formative assessment scores and be able to identify how assessment results can provide information to a teacher on their performance as an instructor. Students will be able to create different grading scales and create a variety of selected-response items in obtrusive assessment including multiple choice, matching, alternative choice, true/false, multiple response, and fill in the blank. They will be able to generate short and extended constructed response items in obtrusive assessments, use oral reports, probing discussions, and demonstrations as assessments, and use student-generated assessments. They will track student progress using four different approaches: summative score assigned at the end of the grading period, gradual accumulation of a summative score, the whole process as one, and continual improvement throughout the year. They will be able to convert grading scales into a letter grade or percentages.