Feb 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IED 513 - Assessment for 21st Century Learning

This course explores best practices in assessment. The class emphasizes a variety of assessment strategies including qualitative approaches. Students will reach clarity on and be able to implement and mentor ideas such as formative assessment, summative assessment, assessment “for, of and as” learning, self-assessment, authentic assessment, performance based assessment, portfolio assessment, and more. In order to prepare students for the realities of the world that they will likely be working in, the course will also review “measurement and evaluation” principles such as norm-based and criterion-based assessment, interpretation of commonly used statistics, and how to interpret and act on mounds of numerical data with the wider goals of “21 st Century” learning still in mind. The course addresses cultural assumptions about assessment in order to prepare educators for working in a variety of international settings with inherent expectations about assessment. Students will be prepared to mentor staff on assessment principles via an ongoing course focus on effective mentoring approaches.

(Cr: 3