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.

Considering Oral Assessment

"Assessment Strategies" includes a helpful section on oral exams, briefly covering benefits of oral assessment, considerations for designing and implementing oral assessments, useful links, and, importantly, when oral assessment should not be used.

  • I feature some of the highlights here: see the whole resource for fuller information.

a. Benefits of Oral Assessment

Digital Portfolios: A Vehicle for Authentic Assessment

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A. "7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios" (post) poses core questions to help instructors "truly embrace the power that a digital portfolio can bring into our [classes] ... [and] go beyond a collection that only represents one year of learning, but can show the progression over time."

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