Jun 20, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 4250 - Assessment for Instruction

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every semester.

This course provides early childhood and elementary school education majors with knowledge to understand and use a variety of informal and formal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate, and strengthen instruction consistent with state curriculum frameworks and national standards. Candidates create assessments that promote and measure student learning, growth, and understanding in order to improve future instruction. Teacher candidates develop the skills to analyze data from assessments, draw conclusions, and share results when appropriate. The course emphasizes the relationship between research and practice and also provides a theoretical and practical basis for choosing and using a wide range of tests and measurements.


Required for all Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) and Elementary Education (1-6) Majors.

Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review and passing of all program required MTELs.  

Corequisite: SPED 4000  Integrated Partial Practicum.

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