Tests and Measurements – EDUC 606

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Focuses on the development of the ability to evaluate and interpret standardized tests, and to construct, evaluate and interpret the results of teacher-made tests. (Formerly EDUC 506)

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This course addresses the evaluation and interpretation of standardized tests as well as the construction, evaluation, and interpretation of teacher-made tests. This course also delves into utilizing elementary statistics to assist with the assessment of norm-referenced tests.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the teacher’s role in student assessment.
  2. Appraise the elements and techniques of evaluation.
  3. Utilize the elements and techniques of evaluation.
  4. Prepare measurable instructional objectives.
  5. Construct valid and reliable testing instruments.

Course Assignment

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words. (MLO: A, B, D)

Learning Activities (3)

The candidate will complete a variety of learning activities throughout the course. Some learning activities require a written response to a prompt while others will involve computing answers to the provided problems. Response length varies according to the assignment. The activities must follow current APA format. (MLO: A, C, D, E)

edTPA Practice Task 3

The candidate will complete an edTPA practice task about high-quality assessment and student feedback in LiveText. (MLO: A, C, D, E)

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. The quizzes prepare the candidate for the comprehensive final exam, and multiple attempts are permitted. (MLO: A, B, C)

Comprehensive Final Exam

The Comprehensive Final Exam covers all Reading & Study material for the course. The exam is open-book/open-notes and contains 50 questions requiring calculations and interpretations of data and test/assessment material that teachers would likely encounter in the classroom. The exam has a time limit of 2 hours, 45 minutes, and can be attempted only once. (MLO: A, B, C)