AL Module Series
Welcome to the Assessment Learning Modules information page! Here you will find information on the foundational assessment modules being developed by the Michigan Assessment Consortium.
All Assessment Learning odules are aligned to Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as a core to all MAC professional learning opportunities. The MAC created the Assessment Literacy Standards to inform educators about sound assessment policy, support credentialing professional learning opportunities and inform public policy. These standards were endorsed by the State Board of Education in the spring of 2016.
The modules were developed by nationally known assessment experts and also include ideas and support of Rick Stiggins, Margaret Heritage, Susan Brookhart, Carol Commodore, Ken O’ Conner and James Popham. Each module provides an opportunity for engagement, reflection and access to tools and other resources that can continue to support educators’ professional learning.
The foundational modules can be accessed individually or as a series, and can result in a Certificate of Completion for meeting all requirements per module or as a series.
Visit the Assessment Learning Modules from 2/15/18- 3/14/18 for a free pilot period! During this time, the courses will be free of cost, but will not be eligible for SCECH credits.
- Developing a High Quality Balanced Assessment System
- Developing Appropriate Assessments
- Selecting Appropriate Assessments
- Understanding the Formative Assessment Process
|This foundational module, Supportive Assessment Systems,|
This foundational module, Developing a High Quality Balanced Assessment System describes the components of a balanced assessment system including assessment for and of learning. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to identify various uses and users of assessment, distinguish among summative, interim and formative assessments and begin the development of a balanced assessment plan.
This foundational module, Developing Appropriate Assessments, provides an overview of the assessment process for the practitioner. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to explain the five keys to quality assessments, the purpose of a test blueprint and how to create one, and how to match targets with various methods of assessment.
This foundational module, Selecting Appropriate Assessments, provides guidelines you can use to select sound assessments. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.
Upon completion of the module, you will be familiar with criteria for selecting assessments, how to determining rigor in assessments, and specific responsibilities and available resources to support the selection process.
This foundational module, The Formative Assessment Process, describes how educators use formative assessment strategies within the instructional cycle. You will become familiar with the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core of the module.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to explain the five components of formative assessment, how to use the formative assessment process effectively, the importance of timely, formative feedback, and how professional learning and administrative support can enhance the learning process.
|This foundational module, Making Meaning from Student Assessments,|
|This foundational module, Using and Communicating Results,|
This foundational module, Understanding the Technical Concepts Used in Student Assessment, describes in simplified language some important qualities of technically sound assessments and assessment strategies.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to identify how technical concepts contribute to accurate information, make better choices of assessment use, and communicate more accurately about assessments and assessment results.
SCECHs & Fees
|Supportive Assessment Systems|
|Developing a High Quality Balanced Assessment System||3||$45|
|Developing Appropriate Assessments||4||$60|
|Selecting Appropriate Assessments||3||$45|
|The Formative Assessment Process||4||$60|
|Making Meaning from Student Assessments||3||$45|
|Using and Communicating Results|
|Understanding the Technical Concepts Used in Student Assessment||3||$45|