Assessment & the Common Core State Standards

Presented by: Dr. Kay Burke

Using a Common Core State standards-based assessment and grading approach Dr. Kay Burke teaches a comprehensive course on the critical role that assessments play in today’s classrooms, both formative and summative. Dr. Burke promotes the use of performance-based tasks that make real-life connections, and explains how to use rubrics to assess the critical skills and understanding that the tasks target. In the course you’ll see Dr. Burke working with teams of teachers to plan instruction and create common assessments and implement them in real classroom settings.


45 Clock Hours $279 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


Applicable towards Capella Masters Degree. Learn more

** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Dr. Kay Burke

Dr. Kay Burke

Kay Burke, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida Atlantic University, her Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida, her Specialist Degree from Emory University, her doctorate from Georgia State University, and her administrative certification from the University of Georgia. Her dissertation focused on helping students improve their performance on standardized tests. She taught English at the high school and college level, and also served as an administrator. Kay was named DeKalb County’s Teacher of the Year, was a semifinalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year, and was a STAR Teacher for Redan High School and for Georgia. She received the Distinguished Georgia Educator Award from Georgia State University and a Certificate of Excellence Award from President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Kay was also a member of the Southern Regional Council of the College Board and the director of the Field-Based Master’s Degree Program cosponsored by Saint Xavier University and IRI SkyLight in Illinois. She is an expert commentator for five online courses used by several graduate degree programs. The courses focus on assessment, classroom management, professional portfolios, student portfolios, and mentoring. Dr. Burke has written and edited numerous books in the areas of standards-based learning, performance assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and portfolios.