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MAC: Assessment Systems That Support 21st Century Learners

Subject MAC

Description

Assessment Systems That Support 21st Century Learners

Price:

$45

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

The foundational module, Assessment Systems That Support 21st. Century Learners, describes the higher order, complex thinking skills that today’s students need to be successful, as well as the implications the skills have for assessment, teaching and learning. You will also learn about the conditions necessary for balanced assessment systems and the leadership actions and stakeholder involvement needed to support them.

You will also become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module. Upon completion of the module, you will be able to identify 21st century learning skills and describe their impact on assessment, teaching and learning practices, describe necessary conditions for balanced assessment systems and provide specific, concrete actions leadership and other stakeholders can take to support quality, balanced assessment systems.

Credit Hours: 3

MAC: Collaborative Inquiry

Subject MAC

Description

Collaborative Inquiry

Price:

$75

Credit Hours:

5

Credit Type:

SCECH

This foundational module, Collaborative Inquiry, provides an overview of the collaborative inquiry process and how it ties to the assessment literacy standards.

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to list the key ingredients for learning that lead to change, define collaborative inquiry, list the benefits of collaborative inquiry, and describe the phases of the Collaborative Spiral of Inquiry.

Credit Hours: 5

MAC: Developing a High Quality Balanced Assessment System

Subject MAC

Description

Developing a High Quality Balanced Assessment System

Price:

$45

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules. This foundational module, Developing a High Quality Balanced Assessment System describes the components of a balanced assessment system including assessment for and of learning. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.

Upon completion of the module, you will be familiar with criteria for selecting assessments, how to determining rigor in assessments, and specific responsibilities and available resources to support the selection process.

Credit Hours: 3

MAC: Developing Appropriate Assessments

Subject MAC

Description

Developing Appropriate Assessments

Price:

$60

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules. This foundational module, Developing Appropriate Assessment provides an overview of the assessment development process for the practitioner. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to explain the five keys to quality assessments, the purpose of a test blueprint and how to create one, and how to match targets with various methods of assessment.

Credit Hours: 4

MAC: Making Meaning from Student Assessments

Subject MAC

Description

Making Meaning from Student Assessments

Price:

$45

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules. This foundational module, Making Meaning from Student Assessments provides knowledge of six key concepts that are essential in translating student assessment evidence in ways that are useful to students, teachers, administrators, parents and other necessary parties. The concepts include success criteria, rubrics, exemplars, scoring procedures, student self and peer assessment, scoring procedures and formative feedback.

Credit Hours: 3

MAC: Selecting Appropriate Assessments

Subject MAC

Description

Selecting Appropriate Assessments

Price:

$45

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules. This foundational module, Selecting Appropriate Assessments, provides guidelines you can use to select sound assessments. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.

Upon completion of the module, you will be familiar with criteria for selecting assessments, how to determining rigor in assessments, and specific responsibilities and available resources to support the selection process.

Credit Hours: 3

MAC: Understanding the Formative Assessment Process

Subject MAC

Description

Understanding the Formative Assessment Process

Price:

$60

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules. This foundational module, The Formative Assessment Process describes how educators use formative assessment strategies within the instructional cycle. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to explain the five components of formative assessment, how to use the formative assessment process effectively, the importance of timely, formative feedback, and how professional learning and administrative support can enhance the learning process.

Credit Hours: 4

MAC: Understanding the Technical Concepts Used in Student Assessment

Subject MAC

Description

Understanding the Technical Concepts Used in Student Assessment

Price:

$60

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules. This foundational module, Understanding the Technical Concepts Used in Student Assessment describes in simplified language some important qualities of technically sound assessments and assessment strategies. 

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to identify how technical concepts contribute to accurate information, make better choices of assessment use, and communicate more accurately about assessments and assessment results.

Credit Hours: 4

Using Assessment Data Well

Subject MAC

Description

Using Assessment Data Well

Price:

$45

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

The foundational module, Using Assessment Data Well, provides a set of beliefs or guidelines for consideration that drive quality assessment systems. You will become familiar with eight considerations for building a data culture, and how to strategically determine what data to collect for what uses, and how to best communicate data results to the appropriate users.

You will also become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to identify quality assessment beliefs or guidelines that are necessary to support all learners, understand and describe the components , processes, and systems that contribute to a strong data culture, and understand how to use and communicate data results to improve student learning and strengthen educational programs in school systems.

Credit Hours: 3

Keep up with the latest Michigan Virtual has to offer

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.