ED 608 Assessment
U1P 2007 DL
Lovern, J. Jeannette
Ph.D. in Education
June 4 through July 29, 2007
Kubiszyn, T. and Borich, G. (2007). Educational testing and measurement: Classroom application and practice. (8th ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley and & Sons, Inc.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
"The Best Test I've Ever Written" and rationale. (175 points) This test will be graded based on its format and on the rationale you include to explain why each part of the test was written as it was.
Homework assignments to demonstrate mastery of information in the text, postings to forums discussing various aspects of assessment, development of a variety of classroom assessments and statistical analyses, a final project, and a final exam.
Submission of the HOMEWORK application questions. 20-40 points per week (as noted on each week's assignment) for Weeks 1-7 (195 points total)
Grading Rubric for the Discussion Threads
For each thread you will be graded as follows:
Respond to discussion questions with applicable information and concepts to answer the question. Go beyond just providing the answer but include analysis, insight, contrast, or parallels to personal experiences. Adequate length is about 200 words per 'initial' posting.
Occasionally posts off topic; most posts are short in length and offer no further insight into the topic; 50-100 words for the initial posting.
Frequently posts topics that are related to discussion content; prompts further discussion of topic; 100 - 200 words for the initial posting.
Consistently posts topics related to discussion topic; cites additional references related to topic; Provide valuable and thoughtful feedback for peers with constructive criticisms and critiques; >200 words for initial posting.
Response to a peer
Present original thoughts and ideas in postings, (avoid simple agreement or disagreement with, or restatement of other's postings)
Unclear connection to topic evidenced in minimal expression of opinions or ideas
Opinions and ideas are stately clearly with occasional lack of connection to topic.
Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic.
College-level grammar and spelling is expected for all posts. Use complete sentences and the conventions of standard English.
Misuse of language prevented understanding of posts to other readers.
Good usage of language. Several grammar/spelling errors.
Appropriate usage of language. Minimal grammar/spelling errors.
Total possible for each thread: 10 points
The final project will be graded using the following criteria:
Do they contain measurable verbs?
Can the students accomplish them?
Are there a variety of question types?
Are the items well-constructed?
Do the items contain professional language and correct grammar/spelling?
Q by Q Rationale
Do the questions meet the objectives?
Is the rationale for each question accurate?
Does the overall rationale reflect good understanding of test construction?
Final exam (200 points total) Points per question are listed on the exam.
A = 90- 100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = < 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work should be submitted to the dropbox or posted in the forum by the deadlines listed. Late work will be accepted for reduced points during the week following the week it was to be posted. The work will be graded and the student will then receive 85% of those points for the late work. However, after 11:59 p.m. on Sunday night, no further work for the week will be accepted.
All times are Central Standard Time.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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