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.

Build Transparency Into Assignments

Decorative: An artistic rendering of the word "Transparency"


"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