Large group of students sitting in the classroom and writing a test.Topic Overview

Assessment plays an important part in the learning process. Both summative and formative assessments inform progress and guide learning. It is essential to the accreditation process and the results are used in all sorts of ways to measure outcomes and success of the student, teacher, course, or institute.

Strategies

Creating Assignments/course rubrics

Providing students with the opportunity to give input on the standards that will be used to assess their learning will give them a better understanding of what each standard means.

Have students complete the “Minute Paper”

This technique tests whether or not a student is gaining knowledge from each class. At the end of a class or module, have students write a brief response to the following questions: “What was the most important thing you learned during this class?” and “What important questions remain unanswered?”.

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Diving Deeper/Research