Apr 16, 2021
ECEE 4300 - Authentic Assessment for Early and Elementary Education
Authentic assessment examines the realm of student evaluation in all forms. This includes furthering understanding about formal and informal assessments, report cards, standardized testing, portfolios, rubrics, performance tasks, student-prepared data notebooks, and conferencing with families/caregivers, other teachers, and support staff. The purpose of assessment related to preparing for referral of a student for an exceptionality is also examined.
Requisites: Advanced Standing, 2.75 GPA, and (ECEE 3002 or 3003 concurrent)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to define assessment-related terminology, such as authentic assessment and performance-based assessment.
- Students will be able to define and practice ethical and responsible assessment.
- Students will be able to describe elements of the process of assessment, including what to assess, when to assess, and how to conduct appropriate assessement.
- Students will be able to describe the process of interpreting assessment information.
- Students will be able to define appropriate and inappropriate use of information related to children’s development and learning.
- Students will be able to identify, explain, and use specific observational and assessment strategies.
- Students will be able to determine and apply appropriate strategies to obtain specific information about child development.
- Students will be able to discuss the use of portfolios as a means of gathering and organizing information about children’s development and learning.
- Students will be able to discuss the importance of collaborating with children and families/caregivers in the assessment process.
- Students will be able to list and describe types of standardized tests used in school settings.
- Students will be able to differentiate between screening and diagnostic assessments.
- Students will be able to describe the concept of “readiness” and guidelines related to assessments designed to determine readiness.
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