Apr 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

EDL 717 - Assessment Literacy and Data Analysis for Teacher Leaders


Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: EDL-710
With accountability legislation and mandates to show consistent improvement on standardized test scores, teacher leaders must understand how to develop and implement quality balanced systems of assessment. This understanding is critical if teachers are to leverage the power of assessment not only to provide timely information regarding student achievement (i.e. assessment of learning), but also to enhance student learning (i.e. assessment for learning).Teacher leaders must also have a working knowledge of the concepts and practical tools of data analysis, the multiple measures of data and their interactions, the tools to derive data, and the knowledge of how to use that data to improve learning. Throughout the course, the candidate will concentrate on:

  • Improving existing systems of assessment within his/her school/district
  • Understanding the data team process and how to facilitate this process with teachers in his/her school/district
  • Designing professional development opportunities to help teachers build their understanding of how to develop and use assessments