The focus of this certificate program is to improve student learning by way of assessment. Teachers and other educators earning this certificate will understand what constitutes high quality educational assessment and will recognize the relations among assessment, motivation, and student learning. Participants will be equipped to respond intelligently to the demands of government education policies, especially as they relate to assessment. They will become familiar with legal and ethical issues associated with educational assessment, will be able to analyze student assessment data from various sources, and will be able to evaluate assessment research.
Alane Starko, Ph.D.