|COURSE NAME||Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning|
|In this course, the importance of placing assessment and evaluation into a learner-centred, goal-directed authentic context is explored. The role of assessment from Intake to Exit and a variety tools and methods are presented. Each unit in the course study guide focuses on an important aspect of assessing and evaluating literacy learning.|
|Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to use a learner-centred approach to assess and evaluate the skills and knowledge of individual learners to help them achieve their goals.|
|REQUIRED TEXT||Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning. Marianne Paul and Lindsay Kennedy. Published jointly by: Algonquin College, Conestoga College, Sault College and Project READ Literacy Network.|
|48 Credit Hours|
|UNIT ONE: AN OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT
Successful completion of this unit will enable the participant to identify the cycle of assessment and the role of adult literacy learners in the assessment process.
|UNIT TWO: INTAKE, PLACEMENT AND REFERRAL
Successful completion of this unit will enable the participant to gather information that helps individuals make informed decisions to access the learning situations that best meet their needs.
|UNIT THREE: INITIAL ASSESSMENT
Successful completion of this unit will enable the participant to recognize, select and evaluate tools and methods that can be used to assess and evaluate learners’ skills and knowledge.
|UNIT FOUR: ONGOING ASSESSMENT AND
Successful completion of this unit will enable the participant to use a participatory approach when gathering information to demonstrate progress.
|UNIT FIVE: DEMONSTRATING LEARNING
Successful completion of this unit will enable the participant to work with learners to design assessment activities that reflect goals, integrate skills and measure progress.
| UNIT SIX: EXITS AND TRANSITIONS
Successful completion of this unit will enable the participant to facilitate learners’ transition toward the achievement of long-term goals and to use feedback from learners to evaluate learning and identify changes to instruction and program delivery.
To complete successfully each unit of Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning you must participate in a number of learning activities and also complete and submit for evaluation a number of assignments. The value or weight assigned to each of these activities will be set by the course instructor. Also, the course facilitator or instructor and/or delivery agency may have additional requirements.
|MODULE DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITY|
|In addition to the successful completion of the learning activities for each unit, this course requires you to complete a demonstration activity. The demonstration is the method by which you will show that you have met the overall course outcome. In other words, to show you have learned what you set out to learn as a participant in this course.|
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