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EDTC 526 Assessment And Evaluation In e-Education

Course Description

This course focuses on developing the skills necessary to become effective assessors of adult learners. Students learn the fundamentals of traditional testing and explore how to design alternative assessments in an electronic environment. Interpretation of assessment data, strategies for tracking student progress, and communication of results based on clear criteria and standards will be presented. Critical assessment issues facing distance education programs will be analyzed and debated.

Topics and Objectives

Role and Methods of Assessment/Evaluation

Criteria and Standards for Assessment

Alternative Assessment

Standardized Assessment

Reliability and Validity


Reporting Assessment Results

Current Trends in Assessment

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