CUR/530 Week 4 Student Self-Reflection Assignment

Wk 4 Student Self-Reflection


Create a student self-reflection essay that incorporates the following:

Based on what you have learned in class thus far, and/or from outside sources, write a traditional, cohesive, and clear essay in response to the questions/headings/reflective text/bullets below. You are expected to consult your textbook or outside sources to help you make crucial connections and thoroughly incorporate those resources into each section of your writing. Meaning, go beyond what has been presented in class. Please use credible and reliable research and resources. Think text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections.

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Questions/Headings/Reflective Text/bullets:

(These bolded headings are to be used within your paper as headings to guide your responses. Use APA formatting.)

  • 1- Objectives – Why do you believe it is important to study these course outcomes or objectives?
  • 2- Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction – What about your thinking, learning, or content work this week brought you the most satisfaction? Why? What about your thinking, learning, or content work this week brought you the most dissatisfaction, if applicable. Please note this extends beyond group work and collaborative activities. This response should be course content-related.
  • 3 – Strengths/Opportunities – As you look at the objectives, discussions, and readings in Weeks 1- 4, what are your areas of strength? Why? What are your areas of opportunity for additional practice? Why?
  • 4 – Growth- Discuss two ways you think you have developed or grown as a student as a result of this content and/or course. If no growth has occurred, why do you think that is? What will you do differently next time?
  • 5 – Professional Life – How will what you learn in this class be incorporated or transferred into your professional life?


  • 2 – 4 pages of reflective text with in-text support
  • normal font (11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode, 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, or 10-point Computer Modern black, 12-point Times New Roman)
  • double-spaced lines
  • a clear introduction and a clear conclusion (See the Phoenix Library and Center for Writing Excellence)
  • APA formatted (See the Phoenix Library and Center for Writing Excellence)
  • reference page (See the Phoenix Library and Center for Writing Excellence; think credible and reliable sources)
  • You are permitted to write in first person for this reflective assignment.

Cite all sources according to APA format.

Submit your assignment.

Read & Review & Reflect on your course objectives for Weeks 1 – 4:

  • 1.1 Analyze the essential elements of a balanced assessment system.
  • 1.2 Analyze how your current K–12 state testing system aligns to state adopted standards.
  • 1.3 Differentiate between formative and summative assessments.
  • 1.4 Examine the purpose of formative and summative assessments within a variety of instructional contexts.
  • 1.5 Evaluate effective implementation strategies for the use of technology in the purpose of formative assessment.
  • 2.1 Compare the essential components of norm-referenced assessment systems to those of standards-based assessment systems.
  • 2.2 Evaluate validity and reliability in assessments.
  • 2.3 Analyze assessment bias.
  • 3.1 Synthesize item analysis techniques to diagnose student needs.
  • 3.2 Examine questioning strategies utilized to assess higher-order thinking skills.
  • 3.3 Analyze the connection between classroom grades and assessment.
  • 3.4 Critique the essential elements of selected response and constructed response assessments.
  • 4.1 Evaluate the benefits of involving students in the assessment process.
  • 4.2 Describe the co-constructing criteria process.
  • 4.3 Analyze the benefit of students’ use of assessment information to improve their work.
  • 4.4 Utilize strategies to improve teacher-developed assessments.
  • 4.5 Differentiate between authentic and traditional assessment.
  • 4.6 Analyze the professional role and responsibility of the teacher in educational assessment.
  • 4.7 Examine test-taking strategies for students.

Course: CUR/530 Assessment And Evaluation Models
School: University of Phoenix

  • 01/07/2021
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