EDU 152 Assessment and Psychology
This course integrates the study of the principles and theories of psychology as they relate to human learning and assessment in education. It includes theories of human development, cognition and educational research, including the study and assessment of traditional and exceptional learners, learners with disabilities and gifted and talented learners. Students will obtain practical understanding and experience in designing and administering a variety of assessment formats. Special emphasis is given to the effective use of both formative and summative assessments that are directed toward meeting the needs of all learners. Both criterion and norm-referenced tests will be discussed in relation to ranges and ages and abilities of students. The processes of instructional design, motivation, classroom management, discipline, measurement and evaluation will be integrated for a comprehensive look at student learning. A general psychology course is recommended prior to this course.