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Assessment & Evaluation in Elementary Education
ASSESS & EVAL
CLASS CODE: ELED 401 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Assists the prospective Elementary Educator in developing skills in the use of assessment, the construction of assessment devises, the statistical analysis of test results, and the appraisal of educational research.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to expand the prospective teacher's understanding of assessment principles and develop use of assessment strategies before, during, and after teaching to enable the instructor to make more knowledgeable choices in preparing future lessons and evaluating student progress.
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REQUIREMENTS: Texts - "Effective Teaching Methods"(4th ed.), G. Borich
"Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Instruction (2nd ed.), J. H. McMillan
1. Read assigned chapters in required texts weekly.
2. Prepare selected response items for each chapter of the McMillan text for review of content and practice in writing selected response test items as directed weekly.
3. Keep anecodotal notes about students in your class.
4. Create two test blueprints (table of specifications) for each of the teacher work sample assessments.
5. Lesson plans
6. Carefully plan objectives and assessments for all lesson plans.
7. Create a sociogram.
8. Write a description of general information usually found in a cum folder.
9. Locate, copy and put district or state standards in a folder.
10. Write a letter to your home elementary school requesting sample copies of the districts forms for reporting student progress to parents.
11. Create a questionnaire assessing student attitudes about your unit topic for your second teacher work sample and administer it to your students.
12. Create a "grade book" to track progress of objectives for the two teacher work samples.
13. Present a topic from a list of choices on portfolio assessment.
PREREQUISITES: Must be taken concurrently with ELED 420 and ELED 430.
OTHER: Hand in assignments clearly labeled with your name to a tray on the front table.
Pick up graded assignments from your methods folder on Thursdays.
Late assignments will drop a full grade each day they are late.
Attendance is critical. Missing a seminar may have an adverse effect on your final grade.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001