Understanding Effective Practices for Grading and Assessment

2-3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only 

In this course, participants will examine the of the uses of assessment practices and strategies to improve student learning. Special emphasis will be placed on authentic, student-centered practices for assessment and grading. Additionally, participants will become familiar with DoDEA expectations and approved resources for evaluating student performance.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 - 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours, please choose the correct section. 

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify key principles of a learner-centered paradigm of student assessment
  • Deepen knowledge of standards-based grading practices and their application to the College and Career Ready standards
  • Understand DoDEA expectations for grading and assessment
  • Access and evaluate resources for grading and assessment
  • Develop effective grading tools to assess student work and to promote learning in the classroom


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.