EDUC531 - Maximizing Student Achievement Through Effective Assessment

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC531 Course ID: 4171 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Educators learn the appropriate methods for selection, administration, and interpretation of assessments in K-12 education and related instructional settings. Research and statistical concepts such as reliability, validity, and standard error of measurement are reviewed. Educators will become familiar with the most frequently used personality, educational, intelligence, formative, and summative assessments. Additional topics include historical perspectives, testing ethics, and assessment accommodations for diverse populations. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the individual differences that distinguish your students from one another and take account for these differences in your practice.
  2. Assess the progress of individual students as well as the class as a whole.
  3. Use multiple methods for measuring student growth and understanding, and clearly explain student performance to parents.
  4. Critically examine your practice on a regular basis to deepen knowledge, expand their repertoire of skills, and incorporate new findings into your practice.
NameGrade %
Discussions 35.00%
Week 1: Introductions 3.89%
Week 1: Thoughts on Education 3.89%
Week 2: High Quality Assessment 3.89%
Week 3: Objectives 3.89%
Week 4: Constructed and Selected Response Assessments 3.89%
Week 5: Formative and Summative Assessment 3.89%
Week 6: High Stakes Testing 3.89%
Week 7: IQ Tests 3.89%
Week 8: Accommodations 3.89%
Assignments 65.00%
Assignment 1: Strengths and Weaknesses 8.13%
Assignment 2: Item Analysis 8.13%
Assignment 3: Table of Specifications 8.13%
Assignment 4: Constructing Quality Assessments 8.13%
Assignment 5: Constructing Rubrics 8.13%
Assignment 6: Testing Cartoon 8.13%
Assignment 7: Aptitude Intelligence Glog 8.13%
Assignment 8: Modifications 8.13%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.