Assessment in Gifted/Talented Education
- Acceptance to UND Grad School as a degree or non-degree seeking student
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $498.45 per credit
Why take Assessment in Gifted/Talented Education?
This course looks at the formal and informal assessments of characteristics of learners with gifts and talents in the intellectual, leadership, academic, and creative realms for identification and qualification for educational programming; assessment of readiness and content mastery. We look at ongoing assessment, progress monitoring, and data interpretation skills will be practiced. We also dig into issues surrounding the identification of learners with gifts and talents, including misdiagnoses, stereotyping, and bias will be critically evaluated. Finally, we Legal issues surrounding this area, and cultural influences on data sources will be explored.
By the end of this course, students will:
- be able to differentiate between leadership, academic, intellectual, visual/performing arts, and creative domains of giftedness, with respect to cultural influences on each, and will educate school personnel of the characteristics of each. (ICSI.2.K10, GT1.1, GT3.1, GT3.4, GT4.1)
- know how to pre-assess the learning needs of individuals with gifts/talents in the various domains, and understand how to adjust instruction based on continuing assessment. (GT3.3, GT3.4, GT4.2)
- develop strategies for identifying individuals with gifts/talents. (GT4.1, GT4.5, GT5.1, GT5.4)
- demonstrate ethical practices in objectively interpreting results from a variety of assessments used in the identification of students who need G/T programming in various areas (academic, intellectual, creative, artistry, and leadership); these practices include using nonbiased and equitable approaches, and appropriate qualitative and quantitative assessments, with respect to their uses and limitations. (ICSI.2.K10, GT4.2, GT6.1, GT6.2)
- develop and use curriculum-based assessments and alternative assessment to evaluate progress made by individuals with gifts/talents, with respect to the uses and limitations of the assessments. (ICSI.2.K10, GT4.4, GT5.1)
- evaluate the student’s success in the general education curriculum, and will develop evaluation procedures that will improve instructional practices. (GT3.1, GT4.2, GT.5.4)
- reflectively evaluate their own personal bias toward the assessment of students with gifts/talents, and will uphold practices that are in compliance with laws, policies, and standards of ethical practice. (GT4.5, GT6.2, GT6.4)
- collaborate with all stakeholders in the assessment of individuals with gifts/talents, and will report and consult with them regarding appropriate educational programming based on the assessment results. (GT4.3, GT.5.3, GT7.1, GT7.2, GT7.3)
- exercise and advocate for evidence-based practices in assessment, and for the implementation of procedures that will include data derived from students with gifts/talents in the district accountability system. (GT3.3, GT4.2, GT6.5)
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete 8 lessons which have been broken into 4 learning topics:
- Topic 1: Introduction to Assessment
- Lesson 1 Theory to Assessment
- Lesson 2 Purpose of Assessment
- Topic 2: Types of Assessment
- Lesson 3 Multiple Assessment Criterion for Identification
- Lesson 4 Achievement vs. Aptitude Tests
- Lesson 5 Creativity Assessments
- Topic 3: Methods for Assessment
- Lesson 6 SIGS Assessment Methods for the Highly Gifted
- Lesson 7 Formative and Summative Assessment
- Topic 4: Assessment Design
- Lesson 8 Designing Program Assessment Concept Model
The nature of this course is student-centered, activity based, and uses a variety of instructional practices, including lecture, analytical readings, observations, exploratory activities, videos & critiques, written class reflections, and student research project-based outcomes. The UND Blackboard System will be utilized for posting of syllabus, grades, and electronic communication.
Required Course Textbook
Students do not need to purchase a textbook. All required readings are posted in the Blackboard course.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
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- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
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