Effective January 9, 2006 to present
Meets graduation requirements for
- Describe connections among various assessment, curricular and instructional choices that teachers make and their impact on student learning.
- Develop competence creating various assessment tools, such as selected response tests and constructed response tests which can be exhibited as part of a teaching portfolio.
- Interpret state and national subject area standards, and begin assessing student performance toward achievement of the Minnesota graduation standards.
- Understand current rules and trends in assessing teacher performance, including standardized entrance exams, performance criteria and professional portfolios.
- Understand formative and summative methods for assessing, evaluating and grading student learning.
- Understand how student motivation and learning can be enhanced by working with students to address their multiple intelligences, higher order thinking abilities, various learning styles and diverse cultures.
- Understand how to interpret and use standardized test data.
- Understand how to relate assessment data to students, families and colleagues.
- Understand the characteristics, use and limitations of various traditional and authentic forms of assessment, including criterion-referenced and norm-referenced tests, standardized tests, performance assessment, portfolio assessment, and affective assessment.
- Understand the differences between assessment, evaluation and testing.
- Understand the terminology of assessment such as reliability, validity and bias.