Full course description
Assessment is a popular, and often controversial, topic in education. No matter what you believe politically about assessment of student learning, it is a critical aspect of the teaching cycle. Assessment allows us to make inferences about what our students know and what they are able to do. We can then use that assessment data to make decisions about how best to meet our students’ needs, but this process will only be effective if what we capture is reliable. In this module we will look at the characteristics of high-quality assessment items, learn how to procure assessment items, write our own assessment items, and intentionally construct a well-formatted assessment that is aligned to a standard.