2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

EDUC 61620 Assessment and Data-Driven Decision Making

This course assists candidates in evaluating the use of assessments, what they measure, their impact on students (especially high-stakes testing), and appropriate use of assessment in making instructional decisions. A focus will be the teacher leader's role in data-driven discussions with students, families, colleagues, and administrators in making decisions that impact student learning. The content of this course plays a role in each candidate's writing for the content of Component 4. Candidates will increase their skills at examining assessment data and its role in teaching and learning to prepare for Component 4 of the National Boards process as part of Phase II, Theory and Practice of Accomplished Teaching, providing for deeper examination of the candidate's current practice and how that practice may change through the certification process. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, the Teacher Leader Program is a cohort model. It is expected that the courses will be taken in the required sequence.