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Course Description

This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of assessment and grading practices. The following themes will be investigated: formative assessment, summative assessment, learning targets and outcomes, methods of assessing, types of assessment protocols, grading practices, providing feedback, and defining mastery. This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to translate assessment of learning to assessment for learning.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:
  1. Examine the keys to quality classroom assessment.
  2. Explore methods and pedagogy of assessment for and of learning.
  3. Understand the purpose of grades and the need to communicate student learning.
  4. Investigate the nature of grades and principles of successful assessment.
  5. Devise a classroom assessment plan to maximize student learning.

Notes

System Requirements
  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection
  • Online video viewing capabilities/Adobe flash player
  • Software capable of reading PDF files

Prerequisites

Educators enrolled in the course are required to hold a baccalaureate degree.
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Section Title
Assessment & Grading: Promoting Student Growth
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.


Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


Steve Novak is the course facilitator

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