EDU367 Assessment in Education

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EDU 367 Assessment in Education


FA 2012 HO


Champagne, Debora Jane


Asst. Professor; Coordinator Teacher Leadership


Interdisciplinary Ph.D.; Education/Leadership Policy Studies, 2005 U.M.K.C.
Education Specialist--Social Studies, 1985 C.M.S.U.

Office Location

Park University campus Copley Bldg. 9

Office Hours

Monday 1pm to 3:30pm; Tuesday 10am to Noon; Other times by Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

emergency Melanie Kinney (816)584-6335


Semester Dates

August 20, 2012 -- December 5, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

3:40 - 6:10 PM

Credit Hours



Textbook:    Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, 6th Edition, Popham, James, Pearson, ISBN13: 978-0-13-700235-1

 Recommend that student purchase used copies of this text if possible.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

All Park University teacher candidates seeking a degree in Education (both certification and non-certification tracks) must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:

1.    Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation.

 Contract Period                          Contract Fee                       Cost Breakdown
                                            Per Student (Prepaid)              Per Student, Per Year

 1 year                                            $30.00                                   $30.00
 2 years                                          $59.00                                    $29.50
 3 years                                          $87.00                                    $29.00
 4 years                                        $112.00                                    $28.00
 5 years                                        $120.00                                    $24.00
 6 years                                        $125.00                                    $20.83

2.    Send an email to Carol Williams ( with the following information:

        1.    Your Name

        2.    The Contract Period you wish to purchase

        3.    Your student identification number

3.    Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.

4.    Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (, requesting she provide your current education professors and academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!

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Course Description:
EDU367 Assessment in Education: This course is designed to address issues relating to formal and informal assessment, teacher-made tests, authentic assessment, as well as standardized tests. Emphasis will be on tests utilized in Missouri. Fieldwork in the schools will be required. Prerequisites: EDU 203 or EDM225 or EDS225 and admission to the School for Education. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
Curriculum + Assessment + Instruction = the trinity for Effective Teaching.  I believe that success requires an understanding of what assessment is and is not AND the strategies required for the effective use of all Assessment formats.  Assessment techniques provide the teacher with tools to check for student learning, apptitudes, and efficacy.  Proper use, and development of these techniques will include opportunities to measure student learning of the outcomes established by the Teacher.  Practitioners are accountable for student learning....knowing how to select, create, review, administer, and report assessment data is the goal for this study unit.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will practice and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.
  2. Analyze educational assessment from various perspectives including the classroom teacher, students and parents.
  3. Practice a variety of assessment tools utilizing formal and informal assessment measures
  4. Evaluate the quality of various assessment tools utilizing nationally recognized standards including but not limited to validity, reliability and absence of bias.
  5. Acquire the skills necessary to construct and/or modify a variety of classroom assessments.
  6. Explain the implementation, interpretation and utilization of norm, referenced, group achievement and aptitude tests including the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)
  7. Utilize assessment results to evaluate classroom instruction for a diverse student population.
  8. Explain the professional (legal and ethical) responsibilities in relationship to educational assessment
  9. Practice theories and applications of technology in education settings and have adequate technological skills to create meaningful learning opportunities for all students

Core Assessment:

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Oral and written presentation of research found on various assessment tools

Class Assessment:

Myers Briggs + written reflection       20 points
Reflections  (5 @ 12 points each)     60
Quizzes     (16 @  5 points each)      80
Self collage                                       50
Midterm                                         100
Final Exam                                     100
Presentation                                     50
Final Project (core assessment)      300
                     Total                         760
Other additional activities and assignments may be  needed, instructor reserves the right to include more.


Grading for all assignments and activities include accummulation of total points earned.  Mid-term and Final grades are calculated using a percentage of total points for the letter grade earned.
                   A = 90-100%
                   B = 80- 89
                   C = 70- 79
                   D = 60- 69
                   F = < 60 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Daily assignments will be accepted late up to ONE week with grade reduction of 20%.  In-class activities are due during the class meeting (attendance points) and cannot be made up for any reason--you are either attending or you are not.  If assignments are due on a day you do NOT attend, it is your responsibility to turn in the asssignment as a word document via instructor email on the day DUE.  Attendance is essential to success.  You need to attend class prepared and participate based on that preparation.  Deadlines must be met.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The policy on appropriate conduct as outlined in the student handbook will be observed and administered. Students who choose to use computers in class are responsible for their appropriate use while in class and when using them to complete assignments for the class. Students are expected to bring suitable note-taking and writing materials with them to class as part of reasonable preparation. 

 In addition and specifically, all students are expected to:

1. ...   attend all class sessions. 

2. ...   arrive on time and prepared for class sessions.

 3. ...   participate in the discussions and class projects/activities.

 4. ... complete weekly assignments.

 5. ... use appropriate vocabulary, professional language, and conduct during class.

 6. ... demonstrate positive and enthusiastic dispositions.

 7. ...   monitor their completion of required assignments so that they are finished on time with a high level of professionalism.

 Mobile Phones and Messaging:

Mobile phones including I Phones, I Pads, and all similar devices are to be turned off during all class time. 

Verbal or text messaging (receiving or sending) are not permitted at any time during class. Students who must have a phone turned on for emergency reasons must advise the instructor in advance and keep the phone on silent or vibrate mode.

 Written Assignments:     It is assumed that all papers will be completely edited and revised before being turned in. References should be cited using APA format within the contents of the papers. All papers should be saved for future revision and as a back-up in case work is lost or damaged. Any paper that receives a grade lower than 90%, may be revised one time only and resubmitted for grading. Students are encouraged to use the services of the writing center for assistance in revision or editing.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week #            Meeting Dates                      Topics and Assignments listed

1               Tuesday, August 21, 2012     Introductions, review of syllabus, assignments,   outcomes, expectations. 
                What do teachers need to understand about assessment? What questions do you have about  assessment?       Complete pre-test on assessment.  Small group selection for theory topic.  Select Book for Writing test items.
2              Tuesday, August 28, 2012          Myers-Briggs assessment/discussion of use (written reflection due 9/4)
     Theoretical Framework for assessment in education.      Empiricism, Rationalism, Socio-Culturalism, Behaviorism.
     Present small group discussions:  Hume, Kant, Bruner, Skinner, Bandura, and Vygotsky;  
     Summative Assessments - Selected Response Tests;  Appropriate use and construction of SRTs.
 3            Tuesday, September 04, 2012    Summative Assessments - Selected Response Tests    Appropriate design and use of selected response tests; Constructed response tests; Appropriate design and use of constructed response tests.
Student examples of SRT (3) and CRT (3) based on Learning Outcomes of unit 1 in chosen text.  Peer review; written reflection of item development/analysis due 9/11.

4            Tuesday, September 11, 2012   Standardized Assessments: Understanding data and reporting; High Stakes      Testing; Standards Based Assessment.  Student DESE search for items used with specific grades in Missouri.

5           Tuesday, September 18, 2012    Understanding and Using Qualitative Assessments and Data; student example of Qualitative tool--self collage due today for peer review.  Written reflection on item/analysis due 9/25.

6           Tuesday, September 25, 2012     Norm Referenced and Criterion Referenced Assessment
                                                                 Ethical Test Preparation Practices
 7          Tuesday, October 02, 2012     Standards of Quality, Validity, Reliability, Consistency
                                                                  Measures of Central Tendency

 8           Tuesday, October 09, 2012             MID TERM EXAM

 Tuesday, October 16, 2012           NO CLASS - Fall Recess

9           Tuesday, October 23, 2012             Resume and conclude Standards of Quality

10         Tuesday, October 30, 2012              Formal and Informal Assessments; student example 1 item for each--using selected book unit 2, peer review; written reflection of item development/analysis due 11/6.

 11        Tuesday, November 06, 2012          Formative Assessments

12        Tuesday, November 13, 2012         Formative Assessments/ Pre- and Post- Assessments

13        Tuesday, November 20, 2012         Diagnostic/ Prescriptive Assessments

 14       Tuesday, November 27, 2012         Rubrics and Scoring Guides:   Design and Use.  Student developed rubric for student project assignment based on learning outcome(s) developed for chosen book due 12/4.

15        Tuesday, December 04, 2012        Present/disscuss Rubrics with peer review; written reflection due 12/11
                                                                 Exceptional Children and Assessment:  What new Teachers need/How to Perform Psychometrics for classroom teachers.

 16       Tuesday, December 11, 2012           FINAL EXAM   Final project (core assessment) due today

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 "F".
  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.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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