EDUC5643 Leading Assessment and Accountability

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit examines principles of educational assessment and measurement. Students explore the relationship between assessment and exemplary teaching practice and evaluate what constitutes best practice in assessment. They consider the differing contexts of teacher observation, teacher devised assessments and standardised assessments and how each of these can be used to lead professional inquiry and support growth in student learning.
Students are able to (1) lead professional inquiry; (2) review school assessment practices to ensure the collection of valid performance information; (3) evaluate whole school performance information; and (4) use this information for future whole school planning.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment and (2) written assignment—1500 words. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Stephen Humphry
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