SELF-STUDY: Assessment Strategies for the Common Core (5 hours)
“How can assessment strategies improve student learning and teacher instruction?”
Assessments are not confined to year end tests and grades. They are meant to be a part of daily teaching and learning. Good assessments are powerful – they may be used to change the way teachers teach, students learn and sometimes even what is to be taught.
Assessment Strategies and the Common Core is an online course that will help teachers design an assessment process that will provide a reliable and valid evaluation of their students. The course also provides information on how the assessment process may be aligned to the Common Core standards. Strategies for assessing Reading and Math skills are explored in detail. Assessments may be seen as an opportunity for teacher professional development. From updating teaching strategies to modifying curriculum to tailoring instruction, assessments may be used to enable both teachers and students to stay on course to achieve their goals.