COURSE: 53-394 Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective 6-12 Instruction (3)
Candidates will examine a variety of research-based strategies and interpret data associated with standardized and classroom assessments. The purposes, characteristics, and limitations of assessments will be explored. Candidates will have the opportunity to use data to make instructional decisions and discuss the limitations of measurements used to assess student progress in meeting national and state learning standards. The candidate will have the opportunity to apply content area knowledge, studentsí development needs and culturally responsive pedagogy in the process of developing lesson plans and assessment tools for a variety of instructional purposes. A 50-hour field experience in high school setting is associated with this course with concurrent enrollment in 53-300. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA, Consent of Education Advisor.