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 certification, passing scores on WEST-B required for enrollment).
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC
Quarters Typically Offered
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
ProfTech Course Yes
Principles of measurement
Scales of measurement
Types of assessment
Bias in Assessment
Sources of Bias
Tools of assessment
Uses of Assessment
Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
Social Justice Critique
Teacher Assessments (WEST, edTPA, TPEP)
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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