NURS-650: Assessing Learning for Student Achievement

3 credit hours

The goal of this course is to help develop the understandings and skills needed to validly and reliably assess student learning. Understandings and skills include: Developing and using classroom assessments; basic psychometric statistics; grading; communicating assessment information; testing ethics; locating and evaluating measures; and assessments used for educational policy decisions. The emphasis in the course, however, is implementation, data collection, analysis, and reporting of results on classroom assessment projects. This course presents a rationale for learning-centered assessment and an overview of the tools, techniques, and issues that educators should consider as they design and use assessments focused on learner needs.