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Course : EDLE-6113 Education Accountability and Student Assessment Summer I 2022

Course Number
EDLE 6113 X30/DX1
Section Number
Summer I 2022
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of large-scale assessment and educational accountability. An understanding of test scores and standards for the development and use of educational and psychological tests will provide a foundation for examining and evaluating large-scale assessment practices today. Applied measurement and assessment issues are examined with regard to topics such as standards-based reform, annual yearly progress, identification of students at-risk, and program effectiveness.

  • Describe and evaluate school/organizational change issues and formulate a personal vision for schools/organizations that fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Identify and apply group facilitation processes for fostering positive collaborative relationships supporting vision related to a change-oriented school/organizational culture.
  • Identify and analyze authentic data to develop a proposed change (innovation) in a school/organizational setting.
  • Identify and analyze data, change and systems theories to create a blueprint for school change within a vision-oriented culture of continuous improvement.

Professional speech, behavior, and ethics are expected at all times. All written assignments will be assessed not only for content but also for appropriateness for district-level communications.


Course Objectives NELP Standard 4, Learning and Instruction, will be our focus for this class with special emphasis on NELP Standard Components 4.2 and 4.3.

NELP Standard Component 4.2: Program completers understand and can demonstrate the capacity to collaboratively evaluate, design, and cultivate systems of support, coaching, and professional development for educators, educational professionals, and school and district leaders, including themselves, that promote reflection, digital literacy, distributed leadership, data literacy, equity, improvement, and student success.

NELP Standard Component 4.3: Program completers understand and can demonstrate the capacity to design, implement, and evaluate a developmentally appropriate, accessible, and culturally responsive system of assessments and data collection, management, and analysis that support instructional improvement, equity, student learning, and well-being, and instructional leadership.

This is a virtual class. Zoom class meetings are essential for your success. Three zoom sessions are scheduled, and participation is required. Students may make up one missed zoom class with an alternative assignment if a legitimate conflict


Prior to the assignment deadline, students must contact the instructor (via email) with a detailed explanation regarding any late work for full credit to be considered.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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