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Opportunity for Online Course on Assessment--Registration Closed

We have reached capacity for enrollments in this course. Please watch for upcoming opportunities.

The LINCS Professional Development Center is taking registrations for the facilitated online course: Introduction to Assessment for Adult Basic Education, March 6–April 17, 2017. There is no cost to participants.

This online course is designed for teachers, program administrators, and professional development providers who want to understand the present landscape of assessment in Adult Basic Education. 

Please share this announcement with your local programs, teachers, and volunteers. We can only accommodate 30 participants per section, so we ask that only those who are committed to completing enroll. 

Kaye Beall

LINCS Professional Development Center

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Introduction to Assessment for Adult Basic Education

This online course is designed for teachers, program administrators, and professional development providers who want to understand the present landscape of assessment in Adult Basic Education.  In this course, you will learn about the differences and uses of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment, identify your stakeholders, and consider which assessment type might best suit their needs; you will explore the importance of involving students in assessment and of having students establish their own goals; and finally, you will learn that aligning assessments and instruction with student goals will help ensure that you are meeting your students’ needs.  You will also be introduced to LINCS and its resources, including the online assessment community where you will post an activity as a culminating experience of this course.  The intent of this course is to draw on participants’ current understanding and practice of assessment, introduce new information, and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on and improve their own practice with assessment.

Course Dates: March 6–April 17, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 3, 2017

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/MlQoXxxFRV7y8uJk2
Availability is limited, and is first-come, first-served.

Instructor: Marie Cora 

Online Course Format: facilitated, asynchronous

Estimated Completion Time: approximately 2 hours per week; 12 hours total

Expectations for the Course: Participants are expected to read the assigned background readings, post at least once in each discussion forum and respond to others, complete activities including setting a goal and completing self-assessments, and selecting an activity for a future lesson. Participants may download a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of course requirements.

Contact: Kaye Beall, LINCS PD Center Director, kaye_beall@worlded.org

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