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EDUC 340 - Assessment

5 Credits
This course explores assessment concepts and classroom techniques, focusing on issues of equity and social justice. It reviews concepts of reliability and validity, analyzes common assessment and grading techniques used on individual, classroom, school, and district levels through an equity lens including: standard-based grading, Response to Intervention, and Individualized Educational Plans. Teacher assessment including TPEP and edTPA will also be introduced. (required for teacher certificationpassing scores on WEST-B required for enrollment).

Instructor Permission Required Yes
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening

Designed to Serve Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching and Early Learning degree program who are also seeking teacher certification.
Active Date 20200330T21:14:55

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Course Outline

Principles of measurement


            Scales of measurement

Types of assessment



Bias in Assessment

            Sources of Bias

            Minimizing Bias

Tools of assessment



Uses of Assessment

            Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)

            Class Assessments

            Social Justice Critique

State-Required Assessments

            Student Assessments

            Teacher Assessments (WEST, edTPA, TPEP)

Standards-Based Grading

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain how bias influences basic assessment concepts.

Critique formal and informal assessments based on inclusion, diversity, and social justice.

Compare and contrast various types of formal and informal assessments.

Compare and contrast the various forms of observation covered in class and provide examples of appropriate use of each.

Describe the teacher’s role in the administration and use of state-required assessments.

Develop a system for standards-based assessment of students at the age they desire to teach.

Discuss three types of assessment useful for making educational decisions.

Discuss the role of assessment and evaluation in relationship to the development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP).

Describe the various assessment tools used for professional development.

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