Through this professional development course, teachers will not only closely examine assessment options, but they will interpret the data obtained so they can make informed instructional decisions. This professional development course is designed to empower educators to make complex instructional decisions that connect theory, practices, and student achievement. Teachers will have an opportunity to develop shared beliefs and align those beliefs with research-based practices. Based on relevant and recent research, this professional development course offers a context for teachers to study, develop, share and learn effective methods of assessment to meet their student’s diverse needs.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Types of Assessment
Week 3: Developing and Interpreting Assessments
Week 4: Using Assessment to Inform Instruction
Week 5: Understanding Classroom Assessment
Week 6: Using Literacy Assessments to Monitor Student Progress
Week 7: Communicating Assessment Results
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.