This course is designed to provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation in a diverse K-12 educational setting. Comprehension and application of basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing and other specific P-12 school counseling assessments. Students will identify and apply ethical strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and evaluation instruments and techniques in a school counseling setting.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
It is imperative for every school to have educators who are prepared to assess special needs and plan intervention for students who have learning difficulties and other related problems. Ministering to those in need is the professional responsibility of every educator and the spiritual mandate for every Christian.
Method of Instruction: This 8 week course is delivered in a digital asynchronous format, with Canvas® as the primary instructional delivery method. Students complete one module per week over the duration of the course.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion.
For Discussion: Exploring Assessment and Discussion: Career Assessment, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be 200-250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Please refer to each prompt for specific details.
In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100-150 words.
For Benchmark Discussion: Narrated PowerPoint – Case of ZB, the student is required to provide a narrated PowerPoint for the initial thread. In addition to this narrated PowerPoint, the student is required to provide a video reply to 2 other classmates’ videos. Please see the prompt for more details.
For Discussion: Video – Suicide Assessment, Benchmark Discussion: Video – HTP Assessment, and Discussion: Video – Class Reflection, the student is required to provide a video response to the provided prompt.
In addition to this initial video, the student is required to provide a video reply to 2 other classmates’ videos. Please see each prompt for specific details on length requirements.
Every quiz (with one exception) will cover a chapter from the Textbook readings for the assigned module. Each quiz (with one exception) will be open-book/open notes, contain 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 20-minute time limit.
The Quiz: HTP Assessment is a place for students to upload their Permission to Record Minor form in connection with the Discussion: Video – HTP Assessment. This quiz contains 1 file-upload question and has a 1-hour time limit.