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
"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."
The post below includes the following from the source text:
A. "Assessment as Learning" (post) outlines "a three-part assessment model" that helps instructors "move from being the 'knowledge-bearers' to knowledge-guides" as we plan our courses, learning activities, assignments etc.
"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