Professional Development Institute
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Do you need strategies to help your students prepare for high-stakes testing? This online course helps you understand concepts related to standardized testing. In addition, it will help you work with students on test preparation and test taking skills. Teachers learn how to develop instructional strategies that help students as they aim for success in testing situations. Emphasis is on testing theory, helping students learn how to prepare for tests including the new Common Core assessments, and strategies that students can utilize while taking a test. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The content of this course is very comprehensive. All types of testing concerns were addressed and I became more aware of test "clues" even after many years of teaching." - Victoria Goodhue
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Test-Taking Strategies (Study Smart Series)” by Judy Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 30T03
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41458