Educational Assessment: Practices, Principles, and Policies

This course is designed to help educators, administrators, and researchers understand and improve assessment of student learning. It covers Assessment Practices, Assessment Principles, and Assessment Policies. For more info, visit these resource pages and watch this short introductory video about this web site.

Click here for the Assessment BOOC quick-start guide.

Click here for the Assessment BOOC current syllabus.

Click here for the Assessment Network quick-start guide.

Click here for the Assessment Network current syllabus.

Daniel Hickey, Ph.D.

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Class Schedule

  • Part One - Assessment Practices

  • Unit 1 - Curricular Aim and Standard Selection (chapter 2)

  • Unit 2 - Selected-Response Formats (ch. 6)

  • Unit 3 - Constructed-Response Formats (ch. 7)

  • Unit 4 - Performance and Portfolio Assessment (ch. 8, 9)

  • Assessment Practices Exam

  • Part Two - Assessment Principles

  • Unit 5 - Reliability and Bias (ch. 3, 5)

  • Unit 6 - Validity (ch. 4)

  • Unit 7 - Formative Assessment (ch. 12)

  • Assessment Principles Exam

  • Part Three - Assessment Policies

  • Unit 8 - Standardized Testing (ch. 13)

  • Unit 9 - Test Preparation (ch. 14)

  • Unit 10 - Evaluation of Instruction and Teaching (ch. 15)

  • Unit 11 - Assessment-Based Grading (ch. 16)

  • Assessment Policies Exam

  • Comprehensive Exam

  • Unit 12 - Optional Term Paper

  • Exit Survey (required for final badge or Certificate)