Alternative Ways to Assess Student Learning

In this course, you will begin your alternative assessment learning journey with formative and summative assessment in Lesson 1, followed by authentic and performance assessment, active learning, and Bloom's six levels of learning in Lesson 2. In the next two lessons, you will learn about rubrics, journals, questionnaires, checklists, and rating scales (Lesson 3) and cooperative learning and technology assessment (Lesson 4). Lesson 5 focuses on affective learning and affective assessment tools. The final two lessons spotlight differentiated assessment (Lesson 6) and portfolios, simulations, prompts, and projects (Lesson 7).

Dr. Charles Walker About the Instructor:

Dr. Charles Walker is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools. He also serves as the President of Take Tenn Publications. For 22 years, Dr. Walker served as the editor of the Journal for Christian Educators. He has authored several staff development manuals, school improvement materials, and is the co-author of Study Right, a popular study skills curriculum written for Christian school students in grades 4-12. He has written numerous educational articles for national and state Christian association publications. A well-respected educator in the educational community, he currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Council for Non-Public Schools to the Tennessee State Commissioner of Education.

Dr. Walker began his professional career in 1963 as a junior high and senior high school science teacher. Afterwards, he served as a principal and superintendent at three Oklahoma public schools and then as the principal of Trinity Christian School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He assumed the position of Executive Director of Tennessee Association of Christian Schools in 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Teaching degree from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and a Professional Certificate in Educational Administration from The University of Oklahoma. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Pensacola Christian College and Midwestern Baptist College.