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.

Framing Global Competence Learning Outcomes

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"Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader" (post) outlines "a range of academic, social, and emotional competencies [students need] if they are to solve issues such as climate change, disease, and violent extremism that transcend national borders; live peacefully among neighbors in a culturally, politically, racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse society; and thrive in a global knowledge-based economy."

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Quick Tips: Improved Checks for Understanding

"How to Improve Checks for Understanding" (post) outlines easy alternatives to "right/wrong questions" for in-class checks for understanding.

1. Why Checking for Understanding Matters

  • "Checking for understanding consists of specific points during the lesson or task when the [instructor] checks to see if the students understand the concept or steps and how to enact them to achieve the target."
  • "It clarifies the purpose of the learning, can be leveraged as a mechanism for feedback, and can provide valuable information that can be used to modify the lesson."
  • "Unless you check for understanding, it is difficult to know exactly what students are getting out of the lesson."

2. Some Strategies

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