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

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Teaching Methods:
Direct Instruction
Cooperative Learning
Inquiry
Self-directed Study
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Observe, reflect upon, and use the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline taught to create learning experiences that make the subject matter meaningful for students.
2. Use a variety of communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in and beyond the classroom.
3. Understand, create, use, and interpret formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and advance student performance and to determine program effectiveness.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and continually engage in purposeful mastery of the art and science of teaching.
5. Interact in a professional, effective manner with colleagues, parents, and other members of the community to support students' learning and well being.
REQUIREMENTS: Assessments:
Formal Assessment Assignment
Informal Assessment Assignment
Objective Test
Essay Test
Observation
Peer Editing
Standardized Test Analysis
Performance
Lesson Plans
Philosophy of Grading
Conference Simulation
Reflection Papers
PREREQUISITES: Math 305, Math 306, ElEd 375, ElEd 380, ElEd 385.
OTHER: Must be taken concurrently with ELED 420 - Primary Methods & Practicum and ELED 430 -Intermediate Methods & Practicum.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001