Summer 2020 - EDUC 325 D100

Assessment for Classroom Teaching (3)

Class Number: 1371

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 220.



A survey of assessment methods that contribute to improving teaching and learning, and for making judgments and decisions about qualities of teaching, the classroom environment, and student achievement and growth. Topics include: goal and task analysis, validity and reliability, observing and assessing classroom processes and environments, self-report methods, assessing student achievement, published tests of achievement and aptitude, marking and reporting.


This course will be delivered remotely.

We will “meet” at 2:30 PM, Tuesdays for approximately ONE hour through Bb Collaborate Ultra (video conferencing tool accessible from Canvas course shell of EDUC 325 D100). Outside of this weekly meeting, students will work on individual tasks and group activities for the weekly attendance through Canvas.

This course will tie together theories and classroom practices of assessment. Borrowing ideas from relevant academic literature, and examining the BC curriculum, the discussions will focus on practical ideas such as assessment as learning, assessment designs, formative and summative assessments, self and peer assessments, and assessment in multicultural classrooms. This course will aid students in understanding how theories and practices of assessment are interwoven in our educational practices with particular attention to BC curriculum.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts and characteristics of quality assessment;
  • Apply theories of assessment to teaching in BC;
  • Demonstrate the applied knowledge in practical tools for teaching and learning.


  • Online Research Portfolio 50%
  • Lesson Plan 25%
  • Reflection Paper 25%
  • Online Demo Lesson (Feedback Only) 0%


There will be no final examination in this course.



Students are not required to purchase any texts for this course. All assigned readings, videos, and other resources will be available online or through the SFU library.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.


Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion