EDUC 151

Introduction to Measurement and Assessment in Education

Description: Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 35, with grade of C or better. Intended for students who are interested in better understanding what makes good tests and how to critically interpret and evaluate tests and test scores in educational contexts. Introduction to measurement, testing, and assessment in educational settings. Overview of foundational concepts, methods, issues, and practices of educational measurement and assessment. Overview of basic statistical concepts and methods. Highlighting and evaluation of three core concepts of assessment: reliability, validity, and fairness. Students develop ability to critically interpret assessment data and apply both classical and modern theories of measurement and validly measure constructs of interest such as knowledge, attitude, and motivation. Students demonstrate understanding of equity and social justice issues related to fair use of educational measurement and assessment. Letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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