CAESL Preservice Modules
Welcome to the CAESL Pre-Service Assessment Modules! These modules are based on the view that assessment is integral to informing the processes of teaching and learning. They reflect Wiggins and McTighe's (1998) principle of backwards design, in which assessment (as a reflection of the desired results of instruction) shapes classroom learning, as well as the vital role that assessment plays in providing teachers and students with ongoing feedback.
The instructional materials include instructional components (lesson plans, ranging in length from 5 to 80 minutes) and accompanying resources (electronic documents, such as lecture slides and handouts; book and article citations; and instructions for preparing materials). They are designed for teacher educators working with pre-service middle and high school teachers either in an assessment course or as part of a methods or "curriculum & instruction" course. Taken as a group, the modules could form the basis of a full assessment course. Alternatively, an instructor may choose individual modules or even individual instructional components to augment an existing course.Go to the CAESL Preservice Modules