SELF-STUDY: Common Core Assessment and Evaluation (10 hours)
“Equip teachers to make accurate assessments of students’ learning needs, and plan targeted interventions.”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about common core assessment and evaluation. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:
- Common Core Assessment and Evaluation
- Common Core Curriculum-Based Measures
Successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is rooted in being able to identify the areas where students need support most, through effective processes of evaluation and assessment. This online dual course, provides practical solutions for teachers to identify learning problems, set specific goals, and evaluate achievement as an ongoing process. To this end, teachers will be equipped to periodically collect data and determine whether a student is showing adequate growth toward learning goals. Curriculum Based Measures (CBM) are presented as useful tools to glean specific information about students’ academic performance and learning growth. Through the planning of targeted interventions, teachers are equipped to build strong foundations for Common Core implementation, with specific resources for language fluency, math and written expression. Teachers are also shown how to use formative assessments to respond to student needs and shape ongoing classroom instruction. Tying all these strategies together, this dual course helps educators to implement a range of professional development practices that enable them to become reflective teachers and grow as educational professionals.