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This 12-credit online certificate prepares teachers, building-level and district-level leaders to create, analyze and interpret a variety of student performance assessments in order to improve instruction and student learning. The four carefully-sequenced courses for the certificate focus on developing meaningful teacher-created and classroom-based student assessments, interpreting both informal and formal assessment data, and using those data in making curricular decisions. Practicing teachers and other school leaders have the opportunity to apply assessment and decision-making skills to their own classrooms or schools. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied toward the Educational Psychology, MS.

This graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-DDDM

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12


EDEP 591Data-Driven Decision Making for Continuous Educational Improvement3
EDEP 592Data-Driven Decision-Making: Development of Assessments3
EDEP 593Data-Driven Decision Making: Analysis and Interpretation of Assessment Data3
EDEP 594Data-Driven Decision-Making Application in Education Contexts3
Total Credits12