Aug 24, 2019  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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EDU 320 Assessment Methods

3 Credits

In this course, secondary education students gain an understanding of assessment and identification of pupils with special needs, the present level of their performance, instructional and assessment strategies, as well as timelines and types of assessment. Students are also taught the complex practice of the assessment process and how it is used in making educational decisions. Curriculum-based assessment, norm-referenced tests, and performance-based assessments used to evaluate student learning and the effectiveness of teacher instruction are also studied.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 230 .

NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession, before taking any other required course in the major. Proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances.

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