This Learning-Focused Assignment Guide can guide your assignment design and redesign, for a more transparent, learning-centered assessment.
In addition to the assignment guide, there is a parallel guide for Learning-Focused Test Construction and Implementation Guide, as well as a test blueprint for assessing the overall structure of your tests. Finally, you can take our asynchronous Canvas course, "Assignment Design," co-sponsored by Undergraduate Studies, for professional development on these tools.
This pdf provides reflection activities for different purposes such as deeper learning, improved student self-reflection, critical thinking.
- Find out how students are learning during the semester using easy, classroom assessment techniques (CATS). These formative feedback activities help you learn and support student learning.
OTEI's Introduction to Rubric Design Basics.
(Video based on OTEI workshop; 19:51) Rubrics can help you save time when grading, provide effective feedback for your students, and promote student learning. Learn what a rubric is, why and when to use different types of rubrics, and how to develop a rubric. You can find a rubric template, support materials, and rubric examples at http://bit.ly/2O0zVR5
Known as the FLAG site, it summarizes research done at several major universities on assessing students learning gains and the most effective methods, as perceived by students. The site gives access to a broad collection of classroom assessment techniques for science, mathematics, engineering and technology courses.
The National Board of Medical Examiners wrote this 181-page guide for faculty in the basic and clinical sciences but its good advice applies to all disciplines. It includes these topics, among others: sampling, psychometric considerations, multiple-choice items, matching items, true-false items, one-best-answer items, technical flaws in items, "irrelevant difficulty" and imprecise terms.