Summer 2023 - EDUC 325 E100
Assessment for Classroom Teaching (3)
Class Number: 4396
Delivery Method: In Person
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 tie together theories and classroom practices of assessment. Borrowing ideas from relevant academic literature, and examining the BC curriculum, and other ministerial policies and tools, the discussions will focus on practical ideas in classroom 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’s provincial curriculum.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Explain key concepts and characteristics of quality assessment;
- Select appropriate assessment procedures based on purpose, need, and instructional situation
- Apply theories of assessment to teaching in BC and others;
- Demonstrate the applied knowledge in practical tools for teaching and learning.
- Self-assessment and peer-evaluation 10%
- Reflective weekly journals on readings and class discussions 20%
- Short essay 10%
- In class presentation (group work) 15%
- Unit plan and assessment 25%
- Portfolio 20%
There will be no final exam for 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
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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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. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.