Dr. Tamela Heath Hawley

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Important Course Dates for Spring 2006

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Unit timeline

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Unit

 

Topics covered

 

Date open

 

Unit One—Introduction to Classroom Assessment

Assignment—Learning Targets (50 points)

Discussion—Uses of Assessment (counts towards participation)

Lecture One

Related Chapters 1, 5

 

Course overview

Definitions

Purpose of assessment

Ethics and Bias in Assessment

January 23

 

Lecture Two

Related Chapters 2, 6

Goals and Learning Targets

Dimensions of Learning

Subject area assessment planning

Assessment blueprint

January 26

 

Lecture Three

Related Chapters 3, 4

Validity

Reliability

Criterion vs. Norm reference

Factors affecting validity

January 31

 

EXAM #1

Chapters 1 through 6

February 9 and 10

 

Unit Two—Crafting Assessments

Assignment—Crafting Assessments (50 points)

Discussion—Crafting assessments for higher order thinking (counts toward participation)

Lecture Four

Related Chapters

7,8,9

Crafting assessments for use in the classroom

February 13

 

Lecture Five

Related Chapters 10,11,12

Assessing Higher Order thinking

February 20

 

EXAM #2 (100 Points)

Chapters 7 through 10

March 9 and 10

 

Unit Three—Crafting Better Students

Assignment—Item Analysis (50 Points)

Discussion—Improving student test performance (counts towards participation)

Lecture Six

Related Chapters

14

Preparing students for assessments:

Test wiseness; test anxiety

Improving results of assessment

March 14

 

Lecture Seven

Related Chapters, 15

Evaluating and grading students

March 17

 

EXAM #3 (100 Points)

Chapters 14 & 15

March 30 and 31

 

Unit Four—Standardized Tests

Assignment—Score Interpretation (50 Points)

Discussion—Standardized tests and students (counts towards participation)

Lecture Eight

Related Chapters

16,19

Standardized tests

Scholastic Aptitude, Career Inventories, Personality and other published tests.

April 3

Lecture Nine

Related Chapters, 17

Interpreting norm referenced test scores

Calculating norm referenced scores

April 10              

 

EXAM #4 (100 Points)

Chapters 16, 17, 19

April 25 through 28

 

Final Project—Blueprint and test design

Due no later than May 15