This online course provides world language instructors with an understanding of the fundamentals of assessment.
The course lasts five weeks and includes five units that require 2 hours each. Unit 1 focuses on an introduction to assessment, including an explanation of different types of assessments and the specific uses for each type of assessment. Units 2 through 5 discuss in detail the four principles of effective assessment–validity, reliability, practicality, and impact–and provide specific examples of how each applies to real classroom assessment situations.
The course is held annually in the spring. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about the course.