Course Descriptions


MED 7705
Measurement, Accountability, and Student Learning
3 credits

This course will prepare educators in three areas related to assessment and accountability for the school improvement plan: (a) understanding and using sound procedures to collect, simplify, and describe data, and making inferences and decisions that can be supported by a knowledgeable analysis of data and/or relevant research; (b) understanding the usefulness and limitations of standardized and/or state-mandated test results in terms of improving curriculum and the school environment, assessing the learning strengths and needs of individuals and sub-groups, generating community involvement and support, and developing school-wide school improvement strategies; and (c) gaining the knowledge and skills necessary in developing and using a variety of assessments that can contribute to school improvement, improved stakeholder communications, and higher-level student learning.

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102