This online course provides world language instructors with an understanding of the fundamentals of assessment.
The course lasts five weeks and includes five units that require 2 hours each. Unit 1 focuses on an introduction to assessment, including an explanation of different types of assessments and the specific uses for each. Units 2 through 5 discuss in detail the four principles of effective assessment--validity, reliability, practicality, and impact--and provide specific examples of how each applies to real classroom assessment situations.
Enrollment is open through February 13, 2017. It is free of charge and limited to the first 40 applicants.