14020 Benefits from Using Assessment Data in Education

Credits: 4 graduate credits in Education: Technologies and Learning Systems or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

Prerequisites for Education: Technologies and Learning Systems: Research Methods in Education, Curriculum Development and Implementation, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice, Technology and Learning

Prerequisites for Educational Administration: Research Methods in Education, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice, Technology and Learning

Prerequisites for Certificate Studies Program in School Assessment and Measurement: Research Methods in Education, Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice

The course is based on a reader (in Hebrew and English) edited by Amira Rom.

Objectives: To provide tools for examining the quality of education systems in general and in schools, in particular; To learn to use data as a basis for decision-making processes; To use assessment as a tool to advance individuals, as well as to improve class and school achievements; To train students to plan school activities based on data findings; To identify assisting factors and barriers to implementing innovations and changes in the educational system.

Topics: Quality in education standards and indicators; Using data from large-scale external evaluations; Using data to evaluate schools as a whole; Using classroom assessment data; Using data as a basis for organizational decision making.