Learning Assessment (Required)
Shin-Ping Tsai, Ph. D.
At the completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Understand principles and theories of tests and assessments.
- Understand methods of data gathering and analysis for student learning.
- Make thoughtful, ethical, and reasonable decisions about assessments and assessment
- Assessment of, for, as learning
- Test construction and item analysis
- Classical test theory
- Reliability and generaliability theory
- Item response theory
- Formative assessments and feedback
- Performance-based assessments
- Portfolio assessments
- Curriculum-based measurement
- Assessing affective traits
- Assessment accommodations
- Grading and reporting
- Other issues in assessment
- Class participation (30%)
Students are expected to attend class and are actively involved in class activities.
- Student-led discussion (30%)
Each student will lead class discussion on the assigned reading.
- Individual class project (40%)
An individual project on test and assessment issues will be developed and implemented throughout the semester.
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