Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Methods (Online)

Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation Methods (Online)

Gain the expertise you need with maximum flexibility.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How standardized assessments are developed (K-12)? 
  • How to interpret assessment results and communicate these findings?
  • How to analyze test and assessment data? 

This online, 13-credit hour program will enable you to better evaluate and analyze formative, interim and summative assessments used to gauge student learning. Coursework will explore data collection methods, enable improved interpretations and measurement, and support the development of rigorous assessments and evaluations.

You’ll learn to design and implement program evaluations and how to identify assessment design issues, as well as strategies for enhancing evaluation results.

Work with caring professors who are world-renowned experts in research and evaluation methods. You can also apply certificate courses toward master’s, doctoral or other graduate degree programs.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jul 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuitionDE FeeTotal
    IN Resident$480.93$39$519.93

    Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Careers/Applications
    • K-12 school systems
    • Research and industry 
    • Government agencies
    • Universities

This program is intended for:

  • Professionals who aim to contribute to assessment and evaluation in various educational settings.
  • Job seekers interested in positions involving assessment and evaluation.
  • Those desiring a credential from a highly-ranked university to demonstrate their expertise to employers.
  • Current graduate students seeking a certificate on their way to degree completion.

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