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Module 1

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We are now going to begin in-depth reading and research regarding the assessment of ability and achievement within the educational domain.??
Please note that all blended courses require students to adhere to established?timeframes?for readings, activities and assignments.??Hence,?it is paramount that you impose your own stringenttimeframe/calendar?to ensure the completion of each module presented throughout the course.
?Module 1?targets?Assessment in Social and Educational Contexts
?This module focuses on the following:
*Assessment terminology and how assessment data is utilized?
*Relationship of assessment and Instruction
*Assessment, the achievement gap and ELL students
*Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
*Laws the impact student academic performance
As you progress through this module, you?should: (1) read the Module?PowerPoint, (2) read and synthesize relevant?concepts gleaned from the assigned readings and open source documents (please pay special attention to the required readings that target educational laws regarding assessments that all teachers should know (Disability and Education Laws, Comparison of Laws and ELL and ESSA – reauthorized NCLB), ( worth 50 points)

https://bblearn.fontbonne.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-2054885-dt-content-rid-4826076_1/courses/EDU592WB01WSP17/EDU592WB01WSP17_ImportedContent_20161213041228/Module%201%20EDU392592%20Assessmentin%20ed%20and%20social%20contexts.pptx

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb03/vol60/num05/How-Classroom-Assessments-Improve-Learning.aspx

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https://youtu.be/Q7QuQpMStS4

https://edtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Detailed-Overview-of-Every-Student-Succeeds-Act.pdf

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http://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/essa_faq.pdf

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http://classroom-assessment-theory-into-practice.wikispaces.com/Assessment+and+ELL+Students

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This assignment will be completed by both EDU592?and EDU392?course mates.
?For the Focused?(Reaction)?Paper you will:
????????1.???Utilize the open source documents,?and generate a focused paper of salient points the????
????author(s)/documents advanced.??Note:?NCLB has been reauthorized and is now the??ESSA!
???????2.???Generate your personal reflections regarding the merits/criticisms of the documents???????????????????????????
?????????????researched.
?Focused Paper?(ESAA,?the Achievement Gap,?and??ELL Students:?What is required by law)
A focused/reaction paper involves the narrowing?(or sometimes broadening)?of a specific topic that demonstrates a good understanding of it,?including enough examples and important details,?satisfy both yourself?and the instructor that you know what you are talking about.?The?focused paper should represent your personal thoughts and feelings in relation to the chosen topic.
For this?2?to?3-page focused paper,?please carefully read the following:??
1.????The Education Trust?-?Closing the Achievement Gap?(ESSA and the Achievement Gap)
2.????Assessment and ELL Learners ? Classroom Assessment Theory into Practice
3.????ESSA AFT Every Student Succeeds Act and English Language Learners?(ELL and ESSA)
?After reading the referenced articles,?address each of the following:
Introduction and Synthesis:????Generate an?introduction?(here?you are informing the reader about the topic and provide a general overview of the information you will be sharing.??Synthesis:?Here you will consolidate relevant ideas from multiple sources into a few paragraphs?(i.e.,?organize the information,generalize,?and then present the information in a logical format.
?[_________/?25?points]?
?Reflection????Reflections are personal and subjective,?but should maintain an academic tone and be thoroughly and cohesively organized.?Reflections allow you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the designated topic in relation to your professional development.???????????
[_________/?15?points] Writing Quality and Form????basic quality of writing,?organization,?proper use of citations and references.
?[_________/?10?points]