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Assessing Learning Outcomes


3.0 Credit, 3 Lecture, 0 Lab


Selecting and constructing instruments and procedures for assessing affective, behavioral, and cognitive outcomes of education.


Construct assessment instruments and procedures that are aligned with previously written plans and specifications.

Written Plans for Tests

Prepare written plans for constructing (a) tests designed to assess cognitive objectives beyond the recall level, (b) performance assessments, and (c) affective outcomes of instruction.

Validity of Measurement

Compare and contrast the modern conceptualization of validity of measurement accepted by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing with the traditional view of validity and explain the major differences between the classical and modern approaches.

Reliability Evidences

Distinguish between the various kinds of evidence of the reliability of test scores and explain how they are similar and different.

Derived Scores

Interpret and use the various types of derived scores (e.g. percentiles, standard scores, normal curve equivalent scores, etc.) in a responsible, professional manner and recognize misuses of tests and test scores.

Affective Variables

Distinguish between the various types of affective variables such as attitudes, values, anxieties, aspirations, interests, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

LDS Context

Understand current problems, trends, and issues in educational assessment in a Latter-Day Saint Gospel context.