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EDU 367 Assessment in Education
Jones, Susannah


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

EDU 367 Assessment in Education

Semester

S1TP 2007 DLA

Faculty

Jones, Susannah

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. in English
M.S. in Education with a Specialization in TESL

Office Location

Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

Office Hours

Online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

E-Mail

susannah.jones@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan. 15-March 12, 2007

Class Days

Mondays on Elluminate

Class Time

4 p.m. (Marshall Islands Time)

Prerequisites

EDU 203: Educational Psychology

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

This is the required textbook.

Textbook imagePopham, W. James. (2004) Classroom assessment: What teachers need to know. (4th
edition). Allyn & Bacon (A Pearson Company).

ISBN-10: 0205412564
ISBN-13: 9780205412563 (in 2007 this will be the new ISBN)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
This course is designed to address issues relating to formal and informal assessment, teacher-made tests, authentic assessment, as well as standardizedtests. Emphasis will be on tests utilized in Missouri. Fieldwork in the schoolswill be required. PREREQUISITES: EDU 203 and admission to the School for Education. Ideally it should be taken simultaneously with the appropriate 359 “Stategies” class. To be taken simultaneously with Practicum. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Online education requires some changes in every face-to-face instructor's teaching philosophy, but having been involved in online education since its early beginnings as not only an instructor, but as an undergraduate student like you, I have been able to develop my philosophy for online facilitation along with my philosophy for traditional instruction.  Although I cannot sit down and talk to you about your course work face-to-face, I am always available via e-mail and the course discussion areas.  Online learning takes a lot of self-discipline, but you are not alone as online discussion threads allow students to really learn from each other because the students help guide and continue the discussion throughout a week long period instead of meeting only 1-2 times a week within a limited and instructor guided discussion period. And just as in a traditional classroom, online learning makes use of readings, quizzes, proctored exams, writing assignments, and course projects.  In addition, online learning also encompasses the use of relevant web material, Powerpoints, videos, and even synchronous chatting through the use of Elluminate Live function in the eCollege classroom.  Through all of these various means, I plan to engage every student in lively discussions, timely response to questions and concerns, detailed comments and explanations of graded material, and evaluation, additions, and constant changes to improve upon the course as deemed necessary through student, instructor, and evaluator interaction and feedback.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice the use of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner (MOStep 1.2.8,NCATE 1, ISLLC 1,2, NBPTS 1,2,4)
  2. Analyze educational assessment from various perspectives including the classroom teacher, students and parents. (MoSTEP 1.2.8, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2,4, NBPTS 3,4)
  3. Practice using a variety of assessment tools utilizing formal and informal assessment measures (MoSTEP 1.2.8.1, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2, NBPTS 3)
  4. Evaluate the quality of various assessment tools utilizing nationally recognized standards including but not limited to validity, reliability and absence of bias. (MoSTEP 1.2.9, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2, NBPTS 3)
  5. Acquire the skills necessary to construct and/or modify a variety of classroom assessments (MoSTEP 1.2.8, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2, NBPTS 3)
  6. Describe and utilize the foundational statistical concepts of central tendency and dispersion. (MoSTEP1.1.1, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2, NBPTS 3)
  7. Explain the implementation, interpretation and utilization of norm, referenced, group achievement and aptitude tests including the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) (MoSTEP1.2.8, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2, NBPTS 3)
  8. Communicate assessment results to students, parents and peers. (MoSTEP 1.2.8, NCATE 1, ISLLC 2,4, NBPTS 1, 3)
  9. Utilize assessment results to inform classroom instruction for a diverse student population. (MoSTEP 1.2.8, NCTE 1, ISLLC 2, NBPTS 1, 3)
  10. Explain professional (legal and ethical) responsibilities in relationship to educational assessment (MoSTEP 1.2.9, NCATE 1, ISLLC 5, NBPTS 3,4)
  11. Practice theories and applications of technology in educational settings and have adequate technological skills to create meaningful learning opportunities for all students. (MOStep 1.2.11, ISLLC2, NBPTS 3)


Core Assessment:

Oral and written presentation of research found on various assessment tools

Class Assessment:

Course Assessments include:

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 (i.e., questions for a classroom test, rubrics, portfolios, authentic assessments, etc.), and two tests.

Grading:

This is a detailed table for ALL of the assignments and assessments that are graded.

  • You are required to post your introduction, and complete the proctor request form on time.
  • Failure to complete a proctored final exam (for any reason) will result in an automatic F in the course.
Assignment Possible Points Total Points
8 Discussion Postings for each week
(Weeks 1-8)
20-30 pts each week* 210
6 Quizzes
(During Weeks 1-3, 5-7)
10-20 points each* 85
Homework/Groupwork Assignments
 Must be placed in the Dropbox
25 - 50 pts each week* 200
Midterm Exam
(Due - Week 4)
100 points  
Core assessment—Portfolio
(Due - Sunday noon of Week 8)
150 200
Final Exam
(Due - Week 8)
150 200
TOTAL   895 points
* The exact number of points are provided in the following table.
 
Components of Each Week (Items are in the order in which they appear in the left-hand column)

TOTAL Points: 895

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Course Home

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Lecture

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Activities

(dropbox-pts.)

X

X

(Definition-30)

X

(NAEP-25)

(Select-Res. Test-40)

X

X

(Performance-30)

(Portfolio-50)

X

(Improve-ment-25)

 

X

X

Website

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Discussion Threads (pts.)

X (30)

X (30)

X (30)

X (20)

X (20)

X (30)

X (30)

X (20)

Quiz (pts.)

X (10)

X (15)

X (10)

 

X (10)

X (20)

X (20)

 

Final Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X (150)

Midterm Exam (pts.)

 

 

 

X (100)

 

 

 

 

Final Exam (pts.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X (150)


                         









 

Late Submission of Course Materials:


Late Submission of Course Materials:
 
All assignments will have deadlines that must be met. Assignments will be accepted for reduced points (75%) through the week following the deadline for the assignment. (For example, if the deadline was Wednesday at midnight during Week 2, it would be accepted up until Sunday at midnight of Week 3 for reduced points.) After that, no points will be awarded

Incomplete Grades:

  • No incompletes will be given.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class Participation in the Online Learning Environment

Online Environment Rules of Conduct: Respect for self and others is expected. Professional communication will be employed. Postings containing slang, vulgarities, or personal insults will be removed by the professor.

Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment. Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community.

Participation” means

1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique,
2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and
3) applying readings to the virtual discussions and course development.

Required graded discussions will take place during weeks 1-8.
You are also required to complete the Introductions discussion during week 1.

Please refer to the Help and Resource pages in the menu. The web site contains additional information and links to resources including Netiquette. Netiquette describes the behaviors accepted for online communication.

Discussions are completed in two steps:

  1. First you must make an online posting by Wednesday at midnight of each week addressing the discussion assignment for the week.
  2. Then by Sunday at midnight you must respond to another students posting.

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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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Last Updated:1/9/2007 5:25:52 PM