EPSY 8224

Performance Assessment Design & Analysis

Welcome to EPSY 8224

The course will present the issues related to the conceptualization, design, implementation, and analysis of performance assessments as employed in both small-scale (e.g., classrooms) and large-scale (e.g., statewide and national testing programs) settings. The design stage alone is wide-ranging in terms of building test specifications, training task developers, designing tasks and scoring criteria, reviewing tasks for sensitivity and bias, piloting tasks, analyzing pilot results, and finally selecting tasks. Students will engage in sophisticated readings, complete small projects designing performance assessment tasks and rubrics under a typical set of guidelines, and critique real applications of performance assessments. Following this course, you will be able to:

2019 Syllabus