This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of performance assessment. It examines classroom-based assessment tasks, including visual representations, tasks using writing, oral presentations, and challenging projects and performances. Various methods of assessment are reviewed, analyzing how they inform the teaching/learning experience. Numerous examples of student projects are analyzed, along with a series of effective assessment tools. Candidates have the opportunity to make connections to their own practice, reflecting on how and where performance assessment could enhance their own teaching. This course is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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Course Information

Credit: 3-semester units college credit

Fees: $460 (Includes tuition and fees) – Students are required to purchase the materials separately.

Instructor: Jeanne Janzen, Ed.D.  * [email protected] * 559-593-3371

Endorsement for EDU 959

Lots of great ideas you can use right away. – Pennsylvania

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It met my need perfectly, and I am coming away with new understanding and enthusiasm for using what I've learned with my students. Practical and enlightening, this course has given me clarity I did not have before, and I am grateful to Dr. Janzen for her leadership!  - California

The course does what it promises. I recommend teachers to take the course if they are not sure what to do other than a paper and pencil test. – Ohio

I really enjoyed this course and found a lot of ideas and motivation in it. - New Jersey


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