Certificate Program in Educational Foundations: Assessment & Evaluation

Course Information

A list of the courses, brief course descriptions, and credit hours follows.

Foundations Course (3 credit hours)

Course
Number

Course Title & Brief Description
Credit
Hours
5100:640 Techniques of Research
Research methods and techniques commonly used in education and behavioral sciences, preparation of research reports.  Includes library, historical, survey, and experimental research and data analysis.
3

Core Courses (15 credits hours)

Course
Number

Course Title & Brief Description
Credit
Hours
5100:642 Introduction to Classroom Assessment for Teachers
The focus of this class is on the practical classroom assessment skills future and practicing teachers need for decision-making about student learning.
3
5100:650 Implementing Assessment Techniques in the Classroom
Prerequisite: 642
Students in this class will develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive 9-week assessment plan.
3
5100:652 Introduction to Educational Evaluation
Introduction to core concepts of educational evaluation including; the purpose, process, standards, and models of evaluation. Students will develop skills in interpreting and critiquing evaluation reports.
3
5100:653 Practical Applications of Educational Evaluation
Prerequisites: 652
This course is designed as the second part of educational evaluation with a focus on the application of evaluation concepts and theory to real world situations.
3
5100:651 Data-Driven Decision Making for Educators
The purpose of this course is to facilitate the understanding and utilization of data to identify classroom and school improvement needs and make informed decisions in effecting change. Students will learn the nature of multiple data sources, to identify improvement needs, to conduct descriptive analysis, to monitor and correct progress, and to demonstrate success to stakeholders.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION


PROGRAM CONTACTS

KushnerBenson-small Dr. Susan Kushner Benson
(330) 972-8577
Zook 301D
Xin Liang-small Dr. Xin Liang
(330) 972-6746
Zook 301H
Dr. Kristin Koskey, small Dr. Kristin Koskey
(330) 972-2893
Zook 301G

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