Digital Module 24: Assessment Literacy

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Recorded On: 06/14/2021

In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Jade Caines Lee provides an opportunity for learners to gain introductory-level knowledge of educational assessment. The module’s framework will allow K-12 teachers, school building leaders, and district-level administrators to build “literacy” in three key assessment areas: measurement, testing, and data. The module will also give learners an opportunity to apply their new assessment knowledge in scenario-based exercises. Through consumption of narrated slides, real-life application exercises, and a robust list of resources, educational practitioners and leaders will have a more nuanced understanding of key assessment topics, as well as a deeper appreciation for the application of educational assessment.  

Key Words: assessment literacy, classroom assessment, data, educational measurement, formative assessment, K-12 education, public schooling, reliability, summative assessmentvalidity 

Jade Caines Lee

Assistant Professor

Clark Atlanta University

Jade Caines Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University. She began her career as an elementary and secondary public school teacher in metropolitan Atlanta and New York City. She primarily taught middle school English for almost a decade and has also worked with graduate students at the university level teaching educational statistics, educational assessment, and educational evaluation courses for over 8 years. Dr. Lee has also worked in various applied research contexts including the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing at UCLA and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in Urban Education from Stanford University, her masters degree from Brooklyn College, and her doctorate in Educational Studies from Emory University. Dr. Lee’s scholarly interests stem from her experiences as an urban, public school educator. She had enduring questions related to the validity and fairness of instruments, especially when used in high-stakes contexts. In terms of classroom assessments, she struggled to make sense of how to create valid and reliable items and tasks that could lead to feedback on the effectiveness of her teaching. This sparked her interest in assessment and evaluation literacy and has permeated her scholarly endeavors ever since. 

Contact Jade at jade.caines@gmail.com

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DM24 VIDEO (Version 1.0, Introduction)
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DM24 VIDEO (Version 1.0, Section 2)
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DM24 VIDEO (Version 1.0, Section 3)
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Recorded 06/14/2021 Full version of the digital module with all interactive components.