Fundamentals of Classroom Assessment (FCA) - Stand-Alone Course
The fundamentals of classroom assessment course focus on the main concepts of assessment and assessment quality, the types and purposes of classroom assessments, the methods and strategies used to assess learning, and the decisions that teachers may make in light of the classroom assessment practices.
The Classroom assessment course's fundamentals focus on the main concepts of assessment and assessment quality, the types and purposes of classroom assessments, the methods and strategies used to assess learning, and the decisions that teachers may take in light of the classroom assessment practices. The course outcomes are aligned with the standards for teacher competence in students' educational assessment (AFT, NCME, NEA, 1990) and classroom assessment standards for PreK-12 teachers (The joint committee on standards for educational evaluation, 2015).
Multiple evidence of learners’ learning is recorded throughout a set of well-planned tasks and assignments during the course. All these formative assessments (for- and as learning assessments) are meant to allow room for further learning through the final grade's total marks.
*One continuing education unit equals 10 contact hours.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the key concepts of assessment
- Give examples of the decisions made by teachers before, during, and after the teaching process in light of the results of sound assessments
- Give examples of the decisions made by teachers about students in light of the results of sound assessments
- Distinguish the principles of quality assessment
- Describe the strategies used to achieve the principles of quality assessment
- Evaluate the impacts of the violations of the principles of quality assessment
- Write specific learning outcomes using Bloom’s taxonomy
- Explain the benefits of linking classroom assessment to learning outcomes
- Explain the different types of classroom assessments and their purposes
- Plan for classroom assessments
- Design assessment tools
- Explain the characteristics of effective classroom feedback
- Differentiate various questioning techniques
- Explain the key differences between performance- and portfolio-based assessment
- Write appropriate performance tasks
- Construct a holistic and analytic rubric for a performance assessment task
- Explain the importance of grading classroom assessment
- Interpret classroom assessment scores
- Report classroom assessment scores
- Applicants must obtain the score for course ENGGB1A on the SEPT/OEPT or pass ENGGA2D
- If the course is offered in English, Applicants must obtain the score of ENGGB1A on the SEPT/OEPT or pass ENGGA2D
- If the course is offered in Arabic, no language proficiency is required
- University degree
One-time admission non-refundable fee
Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT)
Until six working days before the beginning of the term.
Online English Placement Test (OEPT)
Until four working days before the beginning of the term.
One-day service Test
Until five working days before the beginning of the term.
Course Tuition/3 CEUs
Exam fees are non-refundable and changes in admission test dates are only allowed two working days in advance of the reserved test session according to the availability by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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