EDUC 606

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Contact Information See detailed faculty information in Canvas. Course Description Focuses on the development of the ability to evaluate and interpret standardized tests, and to construct, evaluate and interpret the results of teacher-made tests. (Formerly EDUC 506) Requisites Prerequisites None Rationale This course addresses the evaluation and interpretation of standardized tests as well as the construction, evaluation, and interpretation of teacher-made tests. This course also delves into utilizing elementary statistics to assist with the assessment of norm-referenced tests. Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. Develop an understanding of the teacher's role in student assessment. B. Appraise the elements and techniques of evaluation. C. Utilize the elements and techniques of evaluation. D. Prepare measurable instructional objectives. E. Construct valid and reliable testing instruments. Course Resources Required Resource Purchases Kubiszyn, T., & Borich, G. D. (2016). Educational testing & measurement: Classroom application and practice (11th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9781119239154. www.LiveText.com (http://www.LiveText.com) membership: This is a website for portfolio development and the submission of major course assignments. Please note: Your one-time LiveText subscription purchase lasts for a period of 5 years and is required for all candidates seeking licensure. LiveText is required in the following Virginia state-approved, licensure programs: M.A.T. in Elementary Education, M.A.T. in Middle Education, M.A.T. in Secondary Education, M.A.T. in Special Education, M.Ed. Reading Specialist, M.Ed. Math Specialist, M.Ed. Administration & Supervision, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Gifted Education, and M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Early Childhood Education. ISBN: 9780979663567. Online · School of Education · Graduate Education Tests and Measurements EDUC-606 Spring B 2021 Section B03 01/18/2021 to 03/12/2021 Modified 01/05/2021 1 of 6
Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources. Recommended Resource American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Additional Materials for Learning A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment B. Internet access (broadband recommended) C. Canvas recommended browsers (https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-are-the-browser-and- computer-requirements-for-Canvas/ta-p/66) D. Microsoft Office Course Assignments Textbook readings and lecture presentations Course Requirements Checklist After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. Discussions (4) Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400-500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates' threads. Each reply must be 150-200 words. (CLO: A, B, D) Learning Activities (3) The candidate will complete a variety of learning activities throughout the course. Some learning activities require a written response to a prompt while others will involve computing answers to the provided problems. Response length varies according to the assignment. The activities must follow current APA format. (CLO: A, C, D, E) edTPA Practice Task 3 Licensure-seeking candidates will complete an edTPA practice task about high-quality assessment and student feedback in LiveText. (CLO: A, C, D, E) Alternative Assignment: Learning Activity: Test Review Assignment Candidates who are non-licensure seeking will complete this fourth Learning Activity assignment instead of the edTPA Practice Task 3 Assignment. (CLOs: A, C, D, E) Quizzes (8) Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. The quizzes prepare the candidate for the comprehensive final exam, and multiple attempts are permitted. (CLO: A, B, C) Comprehensive Final Exam The Comprehensive Final Exam covers all Learn material for the course. The exam is open-book/open-notes and contains 50 questions requiring calculations and interpretations of data and test/assessment material that teachers would likely encounter in the classroom. The exam has a time limit of 2 hours, 45 minutes, and can be attempted only once. (CLO: A, B, C) Course Grading 2 of 6
Course Requirements Checklist 10 Discussions (4 at 50 pts ea) 200 Learning Activities (3 at 100 pts ea) 300 edTPA Practice Task 3 or Alternative Assignment 100 Quizzes (5 at 20 pts, 2 at 30 pts, and 1 at 40 pts) 200 Comprehensive Final Exam 200 Total 1010 Course Policies LiveText Submission Policy All LiveText assignments must be submitted to Canvas and LiveText in order for the candidate to receive credit. Policies Late Assignment Policy Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time. If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email. Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions: 1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction. 2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction. 3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor. 4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor. Disability Assistance Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University's Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations. Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition. For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation- support/ (https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/) . Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar's Office, which generally handles medical needs support. If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected] . Click to see a full copy of Liberty's Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy (https://wiki.os.liberty.edu/display/IE/Liberty+University+Discrimination,+Harassment,+and+Sexual+Misconduct+Policy) or 3 of 6
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