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Authentic learning assessment. Assessment and student motivation to learn. Sources and types of assessment: standard and authentic assessment, formal and informal assessment, summative and formative assessment, criterion-referenced, norm-referenced, and growth-referenced assessment, early assessment, performance-based assessment, affective assessment. Validity and reliability in assessment. Assessment tools: anecdotal, control lists, rubrics, tests, and exams, and environments. The role and function of standardized assessment. Rubrics. Technology and assessment. How to give effective feedback to students.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Develop effective grading rubrics to assess student performance and to promote active learning in the classroom.
2. Distinguish between different sources and types of assessment.
3. Identify the key principles of authentic and student-centered assessment.
4. Explain how to interpret and utilize assessment data to improve learning in the classroom.
5. Compare and contrast the merits of authentic and standardized assessment paradigms
6. Design an overall grading plan that illustrates the use of various types of assessment tools and reporting methods.