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.

One-on-One Student Conferences

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"Meaningful Learning through One-on-One Conferences" (online article) explains that "students love these conferences, partly because they offer a chance for personal contact with their instructor, and partly because the conferences provide them with uniquely meaningful feedback."

To be "meaningful," feedback must be

  • "ongoing, so students can make the necessary changes to succeed"
  • "timely, actionable, and user-friendly."

"[O]nly when students can easily follow their instructors’ advice, and put that advice into practice, are they likely to excel."