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.

Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (TAR)

This self-paced online course introduces, demonstrates, and provides practice in using the Assessment Strategies & Reading Profiles (ASRP) website. Participants learn how to navigate the website and use the Match-an-ASRP-Profile feature to access reading profiles that they can use to assess their individual students' reading strengths and weaknesses and target instructional needs. Participants review the research and assessment tools and learn how to use the site and the profiles to plan reading instruction for individuals and groups of students in the classroom setting.