T461 – Assessment for Classroom Teachers
2 Credit Hours
This course examines the construct and practice of assessment
for teaching in preschool to third grade classrooms.
The course considers the critical issues related to assessment
and accountability in schools, focusing on why assessment
is necessary, who the various assessment audiences
are, what kind of assessment information is useful for each,
and the time frame appropriate for such assessment information.
Students study a variety of assessment methods currently used to evaluate teaching and learning in classrooms.
They also discuss ways to communicate formative
information about student progress to families; collaborate
with colleagues to use assessment results to modify
grade-level curricula for children with diverse abilities; and
advocate for culturally, linguistically, and developmentally-appropriate
forms of assessment.