|Short Description:||Assessment for Learning|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||7 March 2021|
This course provides preservice teachers with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and practices that will enable them to constructively assess student learning. It begins with an exploration of the main theoretical components of quality assessment informed by contemporary literature, investigates data analysis, and requires preservice teachers to demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the alignment between curriculum, learning, assessment and reporting processes. Creation of a unit plan using the backward design method, incorporating literacy and numeracy general capabilities will be addressed, before the planning and creating of summative assessment task sheets and rubrics based on the principles of quality summative assessment. Preservice teachers will learn to provide relevant and targeted feedback to a range of stakeholders, through analysis and interpretation of student data. They will participate in moderation processes and work collegially to inform future learning directions and improve assessment practices. This course builds on curriculum and pedagogy knowledge gained from completing first year courses and professional experience.