EDUC 745 Assessment for Learning

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Fall: September 5 - December 17, 2018

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

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If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-232-2693.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).

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What You Will Learn

Are you looking for ways to reduce the stress of your next teacher evaluation? Do you know how to conduct evidence-based assessment of student learning and use data to improve your teaching?

Learn how to set a SMART goal and student learning objective (SLO), continually monitor student progress, graph scores, interpret data and communicate results during team meetings or teacher evaluation conferences with your administrator.


Assessment for instructional decision-making, historical perspectives, trends, current research, methods and purposes of assessing learners. Principles and appropriate techniques used in assessing learners. Applied practice in using formative assessment strategies to examine the effects of instruction on learning. Role of assessment of student learning in professional development planning.


An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from or

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for PK-12 classroom teachers, Title I and special education teachers, leadership study teams, reading specialists, and curriculum directors.

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university

This course is a core course in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

No travel to campus - 100% Online

  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.

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School of Education
Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693

Our Students Say. . .

"This course was exactly what I needed to help me with our current district and individualized student goals."

"I love how you allow us to do the assignments that meet our needs. Knowing the type of learner I am, having the choices allows me to complete the requirements that will best fit with my learning style. I can find a way to relate everything we are learning to my life and current job situation. I really like how you have this class designed!"

"The text, activities and information provided by Renee have been very useful--practical and applicable to my teaching."

"I really appreciate your guided answers and support you've shown!"

"The work-load is perfect for a full-time teacher and mother."

"I love the individualized options offered for the assignments and the feedback provided by peers in the course. I am very pleased with the path this course has taken."

" I feel like the instructor is very involved and interested in students performance."

"Love this class! I feel like I am an important part of my learning and the projects I am choosing are allowing for me to drive that learning."



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