Assessment and Testing

Assessment and Testing

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This section includes a growing resource bank on assessment and testing for many different learning activities – core content, assignments, discussions, participation, experiential learning, reflection, flipped/blended courses, formative/summative activities, etc.

Learning Objectives: First Questions

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"Learning Objectives: Where We Start and Where We End" (online article) asks (and suggests answers to) five basic questions about learning objectives that takes the instructor deeper than "begin with an objective ... select an activity or assignment that accomplishes the objective or outcome ... assess to discover if students did, in fact, learn what was proposed."

5 Questions about Assessment

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"5 Thought-Provoking Questions About Assessment" (post) summarizes key points on assessment and outlines five sub-questions that help instructors answer "[t]he overarching question for educators ... Does [the assessment] provide teachers and students with the information they need to ensure that all students learn at higher levels?"

A. Key Points Concerning Assessment