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, participants will learn about the differences between and uses of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment; identify stakeholders; and consider which assessment type might best suit their needs. The course explores the importance of having students establish their own goals and the alignment of assessments and instruction with student goals to meet students’ needs. 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.