Full course description
Participants may earn two (2) Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) credits upon course completion. To earn PTSB credit, participants must submit a Certification of Completion to PTSB.
Educators responsible for the design of a classroom balanced assessment system needs to have a clear understanding of the criteria necessary for determining the individual assessments to include in the system. Classroom teachers and school leaders should consider five critical criteria when designing a balanced assessment system: coherence, comprehensiveness, continuity, utility, and efficiency (Marion, et al., 2019). Using these criteria in the development of a balanced assessment system allow educators to make and support inferences about student achievement related to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards and to ensure multiple opportunities, using multiple formats, for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to the standards.
It is vital that educators, school, and district-level leadership thoughtfully determine which assessments are included in a district, school, or classroom assessment system. Making these determinations requires considering the function, purpose, and structure of a high-quality assessment system.
The following course will guide classroom teachers through the components of a balanced assessment system. Teachers will learn how to evaluate their classroom assessment system, how to recognize quality assessment practices, how to design assessment, how to interpret and use data, and how to use performance assessments.
The following modules can be used in any order based upon the needs of the teacher. Each module is approximately 15-30 minutes in length and includes a recording, Google slides, module script, tools, and resources necessary to apply the information contained within the module.