Resources for Rethinking Assessments
When designing a course, assessments are key to determining if students are successfully achieving disciplinary competency and therefore meeting course learning objectives. However, as faculty consider what students need to do to demonstrate disciplinary comprehension, a primary question is how to handle assessments, particularly when faculty want to break away from multiple choice tests that tend to demonstrate a students' ability to cram and memorize information for short-term use. How could assessments be designed to promote a deeper understanding of your course content?
The following list of resources have been collated to help faculty ponder on various approaches to ensuring student achievement of learning outcomes.
- ID&D's Lunch & Learn: Let's Talk about Assessments - 4-3-20
- Dr. Vincent Genareo presentation High-Five Friday Webinar - The Art and Science of Crafting Traditional-Style Assessments - 9-13-19
Discusses effective strategies for developing assessments that support learning outcomes.
- Dr. Kim Quillin presentation High-Five Friday Webinar - Strategies for Backwards Design - 4-5-19
Looking at your student learning outcomes, explore designing content and activity to lead students to be successful in reaching the outcomes of the course.
- Dr. Diana Wagner shares tips for Enhancing Test Security in Canvas with perspectives from the Academic Policies Committee.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education Article Collection: Moving Online Now: How to keep teaching during coronavirus
- Includes advice for student feedback, reflecting on in-class experience and how to redesign for online, rethinking high-stakes assessments, student feedback, and communication, communication, communication!
- 10 Essential Principles and Practices for teaching online (most importantly Be Yourself)
- International Center for Academic Integrity, entitled Going Remote With Integrity March 20, 2020.
- Going Remote with Integrity
- Dr. Doug Harrison from UMGC presentation to USM Council for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning on March 26, 2020.