Jul 10, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalogue 
2019-2020 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

EDPD 601 Assessment Design + Evaluation

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course focuses on developing participants’ understanding of the end goals of the educational experience students receive in the classroom; capability to enhance instruction and learning through appropriate student assessments; and ability to provide useful feedback on educational programming. Utilizing the concept of authentic assessment (or ‘cornerstone’ assessments as per Wiggins and McTighe in Schooling by Design, 2007), participants transform the process of teaching and learning into measureable outcomes achievable by all students. Particular attention is paid to: (1) the varied types of assessment necessary for an educational program including formative, summative, diagnostic, and benchmark, (2) the current environment of educational assessment, (3) assessment for project-based learning, (4) assessment instruments and their design, (5) the utilization of assessment data to improve student learning, and (6) the inter-relatedness of curriculum, instruction and assessment in the teaching and learning process. Educators develop an understanding of the different types of assessment and how they fit into a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Participants are able to construct a variety of assessments and assessment items to align with classroom instructional objectives. The effective use of data to make informed decisions about curriculum, instruction, and future assessment is discussed. (Open to Educational Program Design majors only)

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.