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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Assessment for the Secondary Classroom (EDU-365)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

May 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe how formative and summative assessment methods are appropriate for instructional decisions; explain the process of administering, scoring, and interpreting the results of both externally-produced and teacher-produced assessment methods; discuss how to use assessment results when making decision about individual students, planning teaching, developing curriculum, and school improvement; explain how valid pupil grading procedures that use assessment results; and describe the unethical, illegal, and inappropriate assessment methods and uses of assessment information.


Assessment for the Secondary Classroom provides secondary school educators with the professional knowledge necessary to integrate classroom assessment into instructional planning to improve student learning. The course discusses methods for planning assessments that are integrated with instruction, crafting assessment tools, crafting scoring rubrics, formative assessment and feedback, grading and evaluating students, assessing higher-order thinking, interpreting state-mandated and other standardized test scores, and aligning assessment with state standards. The course also discusses attributes of assessment practices such as reliability and validity.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education, Teacher Education, or PreK -12 certification. (5/23).