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Formative, Interim, and Summative Assessments: Increase Engagement, Guide Instruction, Measure Learning - #IMW22503

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of assessment and grading practices. Participants will review formative, interim, and summative assessment types, as well as the grading practices within them (traditional vs. standards-based grading), assessment design, implementation strategies, and how to interpret data results to define mastery.  Participants will leave the course knowing how to identify course goals for assessments, effectively construct a variety of assessments based on content, understand how assessment can increase learning, use a variety of assessment mediums, and provide measurable data to students, parents, and other educators that demonstrate growth in learning.

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice of assessment methods and developing quality assessments (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective assessments in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current research on formative, interim, and summative assessment practices in order to create engaged practices to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore a variety of testing mediums in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To explore research-proven methods of quality assessment creation and classroom application (NBTS 1,2,3,4)
  6. To synthesize best practice assessment methods and data collection in classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By Gianna Eber
Reviewed 6 months ago
This is my 4th course with TCL. I have enjoyed the online format. The instructors have given good, fair feedback. I will recommend the TCL courses to my colleagues.

By Michelle Kuehnle
Reviewed 6 months ago
Paul takes the time to leave feedback on assignments and always offers assistance and resources.

By Tonia Gatsios
Reviewed 6 months ago
Another great experience with! Paul Wright is quick to respond and give feedback. Excellent instructor-- I would highly recommend this site to anyone looking for great professional development opportunities.

By Jennifer Lewis
Reviewed 4 months ago
She provided valuable information about the different kinds of assessments and strategies to implement in the classroom. Her questions and projects were beneficial to my teaching and understanding of the course content.

By Miguel Parra Garcia
Reviewed 1 month ago
Steve is a great instructor. The material is practical and applicable to my classes.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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02/07/22 - 03/06/22
Feb 07 – Mar 06, 2022
Zoom Meetings will be on Tuesdays (Feb 08, 15, 22, Mar 01, 2022) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central Time.