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EDUC 1025 - Education Standards

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses primarily on Minnesota’s K-12 academic standards and the assessment tools used to determine student growth. Through reading and discussion, students will gain an understanding of the complex issue of balancing educational activities that meet the needs of a diverse student population while collecting data that keeps educators accountable for student growth.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Why high standards for Minnesotas schools? History need for accountability Schools Teachers Students
  2. Federal Legislation No Child Left Behind (ESEA) Federal legislation and how it impacts Minnesota schools
  3. How to meet the needs of a diverse student population
  4. Testing and assessment
  5. How to collect credible evidence of instructional effectiveness
  6. Research assessment best practices
  7. Exploring academic standards currently used in Minnesota schools
  8. Student Efolio

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the need for high standards for Minnesotas schools.
  2. compare and contrast testing and assessment practices used in Minnesota schools.
  3. describe current K-12 education standards.
  4. analyze how Minnesota schools are being held accountable for student learning.
  5. examine socioeconomic status, inherited aptitude, cultural background, student affect, and the possible effects they may have on a childs standardized test performance.
  6. identify assessment best practices.


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