This comprehensive course engages the teacher candidate in the current issues regarding the necessity, design, development, and implementation of effective formative and summative assessment I the classroom. As positive and negative characteristics of current assessment practices are examined, candidates will develop greater effectiveness using a variety of assessment strategies and instruments. Candidates will engage in the creation of teacher-made instruments and revise them based on experience. Research based on best practices will lead candidates to develop a comprehensive philosophy of assessment and classroom assessment program. Professional growth, communication strategies, technological facility, and field experience permeate the course. Field experience required.
Prerequisites: EDUC 300, EDUC 311, and EDUC 342
EDUC 370 Measurement and Evaluation