Sep 14-Dec 11, 2015
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $990.65
Instructor(s): John Graves, EdD; Walter Woolbaugh, EdD; Peggy Taylor, EdD; Eric Brunsell, EdD

Restricted to students in Masters of Science in Science Education

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Course Description

Evaluation is an ongoing process in education. This course will engage students in discussions and practice regarding the construction, use and reporting of numerous assessment methods. The emphasis of the course is on classroom assessment with the intent of informing and improving classroom instruction through the use of assessment strategies.

Meeting Place and Times

Teachers log into the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 9 - 12 hours each week while the course is in session, either online or offline, working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.


John Graves, EdD; Walter Woolbaugh, EdD; Peggy Taylor, EdD; Eric Brunsell, EdD.
Intercollege Programs for Science Education, Montana State University.


Graduate standing in the Master of Science in Science Education program.

Time Commitment:

9-12 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $105.50
 Computer Fee$10.65
 Distributed Learning Fee$75.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Texts will be approximately $70 plus shipping.

Required Books/Materials

  • Science Educator's Guide to Laboratory Assessment, by Rodney Doran, Fred Chan, Pinchas Tamir. NSTA Publisher. ISBN # 978-0873552103. Cost approximately $27.95 plus shipping.
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques, by Thomas A. Angelo & K. Patricia Cross. Jossey-Bass Publishers. ISBN # 978-1555425005. Cost approximately $42 plus shipping.

You can order the texts through the Montana State University Bookstore at 1-888-247-2546. Ask to speak with the Textbook Department. It will expedite your order if you tell the sales representative:

  • the course number (EDCI 504)
  • the titles of the texts
  • that the course is offered online through the Extended University

The texts may also be available from other sources.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

Register Online