EDR 630: Using Assessment & Data for Student Lrn

Synonym:

81327 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Thomas Julius

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational Research
Required of and restricted to Experienced Educator students in the Teacher Leadership Concentration through December 15; open to all students on December 16.
All course work will be conducted on-line.

Too often in the modern educational context, 'using data' has become code for identifying the most direct route to improving a narrow band of student test scores for the purpose of meeting goals for standardized testing. This impoverished view of assessment and data collection and analysis robs schools and teachers of their natural professional cycle of inquiry. In this class, students will expand their understanding of the range of data that might be collected by teachers and develop better models for its use. They will see how the development of a robust, on-going program of self-reflection and evaluation can engage all stakeholders in a routine and authentic process of evaluating their student learning and school performance through multiple, complex, organic structures.