Assessing the Students' Learning

Social Studies teachers must be schooled not only in the subject matters of the Social Sciences but in the analysis of the interplay between theory and practice. This course is intended to provide Social Studies graduate students the ability to align relevant Social Studies core contents, practice in the arts of pedagogy attuned to the needs of diverse students, with appropriate assessment tools and techniques to objectively measure students’ learning. In a nutshell, the course offers quality assessments of students’ learning via information on the core principles of effective assessment, nature of assessment, its indicators and sample instruments and ultimately, a scrutiny of the alignment between and among curriculum, instruction, evaluation and assessment.