Course offering - Strengthening Our Assessment Practices

This is a new course available to participants beginning October 2020.

Course Summary:

Assessment is a challenging area for many teachers, and has a significant impact on the learning experience for students.  This course aims to equip teachers with both a framework for thinking about and planning assessment, as well as practical tools for classroom implementation.

By considering assessment in the context of the whole teaching-learning process, this course explores ideas for designing quality assessments that provide relevant feedback and engage students in learning, including student self-assessment and peer-assessment strategies. Participants will engage in the course material through practical activities as well as interaction with other course participants through discussion forums.

Course Title: "Strengthening Our Assessment Practices"

Course Format: online course at:

Course Language: English

Length of Course: 4 weeks (3-4 hours/week)

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This course is available to anyone interested in developing their understanding and practice of assessment in the classroom. You do not need to be a member of ACSI or even be currently teaching. We require a minimum of 10 participants to begin the course. Please contact us for more details or questions. 

Participation requirements and costs:

  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks (for fluent English speakers) which equals 12 class hours of instruction (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Course fee: This depends on your ACSI membership status and region. Please see the price chart. Remember that ACSI member schools in Europe receive 2 complimentary 4-week courses each year.
  • The course cost does not include the course text ("Virtuous Minds" by Philip Dow).
  • If you have never taken an online class before or are new to Christian education, we recommend that you first complete our pilot course, The Mission of the Christian School.

Course Objectives: Participants will…

  • Understand assessment as a process of collecting a variety of evidence of student attainment of learning goals, and using that evidence to provide on-going, meaningful feedback to students.
  • Understand the role of formative assessment, including peer and self-assessment, in the teaching-learning assessment process.
  • Design and implement a wider variety of assessment strategies in their classroom.