Course Abstract Details

EDUC-220, Assessment in Education

Credits: 3

Course Description

EDUC-220, Assessment in Education, focuses on students developing and using classroom assessments, including tests, performance assessments, rating scales, portfolios, observations, and oral interactions. Basic psychometric, standard setting, grading, communicating assessment information, testing ethics, locating and evaluating measures, program evaluation, and classroom research are also presented. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Assessment of Students requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques requirement for an initial certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primary, Generic Special Education Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. Prerequisite: Students must hold a baccalaureate degree. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. MSDE approved for Assessment of the Student. Offered Spring term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

1. define and describe formal and informal types of assessment. (GE 1, 2; PG 1, 2, 3) 

2. differentiate between formative and summative assessment. (GE 1, 2; PG 1, 2, 3) 

3. create and critique formal and informal types of assessment. (GE 1, 2, 3; PG 1, 2, 3) 

4. administer and score formal and informal types of assessment. (GE 1, 3; PG 1, 2, 3) 

5. report results of different types of assessment. (GE 1, 2, 3; PG 1, 2, 3) 

6. assign grades based on varied assessments. (GE 1, 2, 3; PG 1, 2, 3) 

7. identify nationwide and statewide assessments and demonstrate a familiarity with administration of the tests and interpretation of the scores. (GE 1, 2, 3; PG 1, 2, 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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