The term assessment encompasses a wide variety of strategies and engenders an equally broad array of interpretations and emotional reactions. According to Salvia and Ysseldyke (2004), assessment “…is a process of collecting data for the purpose of making decisions about individuals and groups.” Because this decision-making affects so many people, assessment assumes a vitally important role in education.
This three-part module on assessment allows the participant to interact with information from the perspectives of national accountability, classroom accountability, and individual teacher accountability. Each part addresses a different aspect of assessment with the intent of providing a deeper understanding of the terminology, concepts, and strategies involved in successfully orchestrating the assessment/learning cycle.
Part I. Assessment and Accountability
Part II. The Role of Assessment in the Classroom
Part III. New Teacher Assessment: Louisiana New Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LaTAAP)
After completing Parts I-III, participants will use their notes from each module to create an Assessment Action Plan.
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