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EDU 645 Week 1

Assessment Crisis. Watch the video “Linda Darling-Hammond on Competing Internationally.” Then, explain the current crisis in America with regards to education and assessment. What do you think the cause(s) of this crisis might be? What are the possible implications? Explain your reasoning. Respond substantively to at least two of your peers. Analyze their responses and compare and contrast their reasoning with yours.

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and High-Stakes Testing (HST) Debate. The effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act on high-stakes testing (HST) has generated controversy amongst educators. In this discussion you will briefly debate the efficacy of NCLB. Find your assigned “Debate Group” below: Debate Grouping (by first letter of last name)

§ A-L: Proponents of NCLB and HST

§ M-Z: Opponents of NCLB and HST

Conduct research on NCLB using the web and the Ashford library, and develop a cohesive and research-based argument for or against NCLB based on the position you’ve been assigned. Then, respond to at least two peers of the opposite group with a critical evaluation of their argument. Comment on the accuracy and clarity of their post and ask follow-up questions if needed. Your response should be based on your research and not on your opinion

Response to Intervention. What is the purpose of the response-to-intervention (RTI) approach? What are the benefits of this approach? What are the challenges? Can you think of any way to overcome these challenges? Why is it important to intervene early in a student’s learning experience? Your paper should be 4-6 pages (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted to APA standards

EDU 645 Week2

Two Classroom Measurement Problems. What do the authors say are the two general problems encountered in classroom measurement? How are these two problems similar to each other? Explain why it is important to surmount these challenges, and brainstorm strategies for overcoming them.

Respond to at least two of your classmates, offering substantive feedback on their strategies for overcoming these two general challenges. Address whether or not you think their strategies are feasible in the classroom and justify your response.

Three-Stage Model of Classroom Measurement. What do the authors mean in saying “any good classroom test begins with your objectives” (Kubiszyn&Borich, 2010)? Doyouagreeordisagreewith this statement? Why or why not? Respond to at least two of your classmates, offering substantive feedback on their interpretation of this quote, and providing your thoughts on why some teachers (intentionally or unintentionally) choose not to use objectives or outcomes.

Learning Outcomes. Create a blog using WordPress or Blogger. This will act as a portfolio for your work in this course, so it is important to make it presentable and polished by using a professional URL and a consistent theme and format throughout the blog. Then, using the information in Chapter 6 of your textbook and the article “Enhancing curriculum and delivery: linking assessment to learning objectives,” write at least three measurable learning outcomes for a hypothetical unit of study and grade level of your choosing. Later, you will be asked to develop the learning activities and assessments that support these learning outcomes. Once you have written your learning outcomes, post a link to your blog within a Word document. Then, upload that Word document to two locations:

a. Classroom Assignment Basket

b. Doc Sharing feature at the top of the classroom

Finally, browse your classmates’ learning outcomes for ideas, through the Doc Sharing feature. Feel free to leave supportive and constructive comments on their learning outcomes within their blog. Please Note: You will be using these outcomes throughout the course.

EDU 645 Week3

Portfolio Assessment. Explain the three challenges to validity when using portfolios as assessments, and evaluate the benefits they offer to the learning experience. Respond to at least two of your classmates, offering substantive feedback on their evaluation of portfolios as learning tools. Do you agree with your classmates’ evaluations? Why or why not?

Performance/Authentic Assessments. The authors state that “there is a temptation to limit the scoring criteria to those qualities of performance that are easiest to rate rather than the most important required for doing an effective job” (Kubiszyn&Borich, 2010). What do they mean by this? Explain the benefits and challenges of incorporating performance assessments, and evaluate their overall effectiveness in the classroom. Respond to at least two of your classmates with substantive feedback on their evaluation of this quote. Explain how your interpretation of this quote is similar and/or different

Test and Essay Items. In the portfolio blog you created last week, develop at least three test items that support your outcomes, and write at least one essay item that supports your outcomes. These should be included in the same post as your outcomes. Then, start a new post in your blog that explains your thought process and rationale behind the test items and essay item(s). Use the textbook to support your decisions. Once you have updated your blog with your test items and rationale, post a link to your blog within a Word document. Then, upload that Word document to the Classroom Assignment Basket.

EDU 645 Week4

Item Analysis. Explain quantitative item analysis and qualitative item analysis. What are their benefits to learning and assessment? What are the risks to learning and assessment if these types of analyses are not administered? Finally, provide two examples of imperfect test items for your peers to qualitatively analyze. Explain why you think it is necessary for teachers to use a combination of both qualitative and quantitative item analysis. Respond to at least two of your peers, identifying the errors in their listed test items, and providing suggestions on how they can be improved.

Marking. Why do the authors propose that marks only reflect academic achievement, and not other factors like effort or attitude? Could including factors like these in the marking data affect instructional decisions that need to be made? Explain. Respond to at least two of your peers, providing feedback on their support for or against including other factors in marks/grades.

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EDU 645 Week 1 Assignment Response to Intervention

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Response to Intervention. What is the purpose of the response-to-intervention (RTI) approach? What are the benefits of this approach? What are the challenges? Can you think of any way to overcome these challenges? Why is it important to intervene early in a student’s learning experience? Your paper should be 4-6 pages (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted to APA standards

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EDU 645 Week 1 DQ 1 Assessment Crisis

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Assessment Crisis. Watch the video “Linda Darling-Hammond on Competing Internationally.” Then, explain the current crisis in America with regards to education and assessment. What do you think the cause(s) of this crisis might be? What are the possible implications? Explain your reasoning. Respond substantively to at least two of your peers. Analyze their responses and compare and contrast their reasoning with yours.

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EDU 645 Week 1 DQ 2 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and High-Stakes Testing (HST) Debate

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No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and High-Stakes Testing (HST) Debate. The effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act on high-stakes testing (HST) has generated controversy amongst educators. In this discussion you will briefly debate the efficacy of NCLB. Find your assigned “Debate Group” below: Debate Grouping (by first letter of last name)

A-L: Proponents of NCLB and HST

M-Z: Opponents of NCLB and HST

Conduct research on NCLB using the web and the Ashford library, and develop a cohesive and research-based argument for or against NCLB based on the position you’ve been assigned. Then, respond to at least two peers of the opposite group with a critical evaluation of their argument. Comment on the accuracy and clarity of their post and ask follow-up questions if needed. Your response should be based on your research and not on your opinion

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EDU 645 Week 1 Journal Formative and Summative Assessment

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Formative and Summative Assessment. Compare and contrast formative and summative assessment. What is the purpose of each, as it relates to learning? How might an educator use each to reflect on his or her teaching strategies?

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