Subject Area

Course Partner

Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

Subject PCG

Description

Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

In this course, Damian Cooper and Ken O’Connor present the need to rethink assessment practices in order to help students learn and become more efficient. Participants analyze their current practice and begin to implement improvements based on newly considered distinctions between assessments “FOR” learning as opposed to assessments “OF” learning. The course also examines the critical distinctions between formative assessment and summative grades, evaluates whether grades promote learning at all, and what functions they serve in a standards-based system and, most importantly, when, what and how to grade students. Interviews with teachers and in-classroom workshops illustrate the key points throughout the course and provide examples in actual practice.

Credit Hours: 45

Data-Driven Decision Making

Subject PCG

Description

Data-Driven Decision Making

Price:

$199

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

This course takes a fresh approach to capturing and analyzing student data, moving away from the conventional Bell Curve which reflects the failures of teachers and students as much as the successes. Instead, this course looks at data-driven decisions which use classroom data well beyond letter grades in the form of graphs, charts and diagrams which inform instructional practice, not just reflect the current status, to improve student achievement.

In this course educators will learn how to choose the right tools to make data-driven decisions and be given examples in workshop settings of the process for charting and reading data that provides insight and helps guide instruction and resource deployment.

Credit Hours: 30

Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading

Subject PCG

Description

Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

Education experts Robert J. Marzano, PhD and Tammy Heflebower explain the research, theory and practice of their widely adopted methodology based on the assumption that to design instruction that advances all their students’ achievement, teachers must be able to design assessments that fully illuminate what their students are learning. Participants will learn how to track student progress through detailed descriptors of the essential skills and knowledge students must learn for meaningful and purposeful learning; the kind of feedback, assessment, and grading students need to help them learn; how to construct those assessments; how to create rubric-based scales to inform both formative and summative assessments; and how to monitor and affect student progress. The course features interviews with teachers and students, classroom footage, workshop activities, presentations, and an accompanying text. Grading criteria can also then be more adequately communicated to parents in measuring student achievement.

Credit Hours: 45

Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice

Subject PCG

Description

Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

This expansive course on the topic of reporting and grading, focuses on the meaning of grades for parents and students. It explores whether teachers are consistent in giving grades and reviews common methods in grading students. Presenters Guskey and Jung challenge traditional practices and propose options that show how grading methods can be modified and combined to benefit students and their parents. Also included is a section on the challenges of grading struggling learners and special needs students. Jung and Guskey lay out a five-step inclusive grading model resulting in a system that showcases best practices for standards-based grading.

Credit Hours: 45

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

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