Graduate course: Assessment Issues in Education

Associate Professor Elizabeth Lewis is offering a course in the spring semester on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on issues with and educational research in assessment. In the past, the course has focused on math and science, but this time it will be open to all disciplinary areas. Students will have the opportunity to design and complete a project that could turn into a conference poster or presentation.

TEAC 949A: Special Topics in Education
Assessment Issues in Education
Mondays, 4:00-6:50pm
Dr. Elizabeth Lewis

This course offering is directed toward working K-16 teaching professionals and/or graduate students who are interested in improving their understanding of purposes and types of assessment. We will examine assessment issues and research on assessment from the small scale (i.e., students and classrooms) to the large scale (i.e., state, national, international levels). Practical and philosophical issues will be examined through various types of classroom assessments, on educational research that supports best practices, and on the political implications of conducting assessments in education.

Topics for the course include, but are not limited to:
*Purposes of assessment (e.g., formative vs. summative) and assessment standards
*Philosophies behind assessment practices (e.g., educative assessment)
*Measurement challenges
*Alternative assessments
*Equity issues
*Policy implications for assessment in education

For more information contact:
Elizabeth Lewis, Ph.D.
211 Henzlik Hall
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education College of Education & Human Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(402) 472-2251