EDU 410 - Seminar in Assessment & Evaluation

Course unit(s): 1
Prerequisite(s): Admission to professional semester.
This course is designed to provide an overview of developmentally appropriate assessment/evaluation issues, techniques, and practices.  Both on-going informal and formal assessment as integral to the teaching and learning process are emphasized.  The course examines topics including formative and summative assessment, teacher made tests, standardized testing, alternative/authentic assessment techniques, grading practices, and parent conferences.  The course introduces ways in which technology can be integrated into the assessment and evaluation process.  Throughout the course, students are encouraged to think critically about the issues surrounding assessment within the context of educational practices and political realities.

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