Nov 23, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EDU 219 - Assessing the Adult Learner

1 credit hour - Three hours weekly; five weeks.
Analyze the current thinking on the practice of assessing adult learners in a comprehensive and practical fashion. Examine the principles of assessment including planning for assessment, creating an assessment toolkit, and understanding and using assessment results. Investigate the uses of common assessment tools, including teacher-made tests, commercial materials, authentic assessment, alternative assessments and performance based assessments.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the principles of effective instructional assessment for adult learners
  • Connect curriculum mapping to planning meaningful assessment that informs instruction
  • Create an instructional assessment toolkit including rubrics, teacher made tests, authentic assessments and portfolios
  • Practice summarizing and using assessment results to inform instruction
  • Discuss contemporary trends and issues relative to the assessment of instruction in adult learning (including diversity, learning styles, at risk learners)
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking