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
"Finding the Instructional Value in Peer Review Discussion Boards" (article) offers steps to make the process more effective by modeling for students "how to participate and get the most out of peer review activities":
"Rubrics for Online Discussions" (article) provides two sample rubrics for clearly "communicating expectations, streamlining the grading process, minimizing grade challenges, and establishing performance benchmarks."
1. General Advice
"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 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