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(EDU 385) Education Assessment in the Classroom

This course is intended to expose students to a range of assessment methods used by teachers in the public schools. Both traditional and modern assessment methods (such as portfolios) are covered, each being matched to Hawaii State content standards and educational outcomes. At the end of the course students should be able to design and administer assessments which will reasonably assess student learning suitable for school purposes and parental information.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Clearly describe the relationship between instruction and assessment.
  2. Apply the principles of assessment to classroom situations.
  3. Describe five diagnostic assessments and the role they play in instruction.
  4. Correctly and effectively create diagnostic content assessments, pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments.
  5. Create assessments for a standards-based, authentic unit for curriculum topics they will teach.