Field experience hours: 15 clock hours in a public or private school setting. The course introduces basic statistics principles and applies them to the purposes for and approaches to assessment, both traditional and alternative. Study includes quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing student performance in art and design, as well as course and program effectiveness. Proficiencies are determined by measuring the student’s ability to organize data, plan teaching effectiveness, devise and demonstrate assessment and evaluation instruments and methodologies. At the conclusion of this course, students will have learned basic statistical methods for data collection and analysis for the purpose of assessing teaching and learning in K-12 schools. Students will also become familiar with how to assess their own teaching skills and to recognize the importance and methods of assessing student learning in the classroom.