2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
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EDUC 6961 - Assessment to Enhance Teaching and Learning

(3 sem. cr.)

Self-Paced Course for Educators (in partnership with Canter): K–12 • Print & DVD and Online

Some teachers know what their students do not understand but struggle with determining why they do not understand. Effective assessment both incorporates standardized testing and goes beyond it, measuring not just what students are learning, but how they are learning. Using an Understanding by Design® (UbD) framework, also know as “backward design,” this course reviews current trends in high-stakes assessment and accountability and will teach education professionals how to use diagnostic, formative, and summative tools to improve student learning. In this coursework, teachers will apply these tools to a unit that they design, providing them with resources thay can use in the classroom right away.

Learn how to:

  • Use ongoing assessments to help improve students’ learning.
  • Incorporate standardized testing as part of a broader set of assessment tools.
  • Evaluate what composes an effective rubric and how to build and apply one.
  • Help students measure, monitor, and modify their learning.


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