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.
Assessment and Testing
"Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction" (pdf) outlines ten essential elements and three categories of formative assessment as well as four strategies and ten tools for formative assessment.
"Feedback Literacy: Activating Student Learning Potential" (article) "introduces the concept of student feedback literacy and suggests practical ways in which students can become actively involved in using feedback to enhance their learning."
A. What Is Feedback?
"Pedagogy and the Class Blog" (post) presents a sample weekly blog assignment and "a simple five-point rubric, ranging from 0 (no credit) to 4 (exceptional)."
- Of the rubric, the author writes, "It’s quick and in roughly 1-2 minutes I know what to rate any given blog post."
1. The Sample Assignment
"Building Transparency Into Assignments" (article) defines "transparency as "making teaching and learning visible ... making the implicit explicit for students so they understand why they are engaged in certain tasks and what role the course plays in their learning journey."
- "When an assignment is transparent, it’s easier for students to see that it’s a learning experience."
1. The Problem
a. For Students