Assessing

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Designing effective assessments of student learning is a continuous process taking place before, during, and after your course’s term. The process begins with creating learning outcomes that are assessable: as a result of taking your course, what should students take away? How will students meet these outcomes, and in what ways will you scaffold learning in your curriculum?

Concept Mapping: Connect Knowledge with Ideas

Concept Mapping: Connect Knowledge with Ideas

Support students' mastery of course concepts by mapping concepts and their relationships to determine existing understandings and develop new ones. Learn more about teaching with concept maps »

Improve Student Writing with Peer Review

Improve Student Writing with Peer Review

Peer review assessments encourage students to be accountable and engaged with colleagues in community-oriented learning. Learn more about implementing peer reviews »

One-Minute Paper: Assess Through Expressiojn

One-Minute Paper: Assess Through Expression

One-minute papers present opportunities to assess students' understanding of new course topics and collect questions to be addressed in subsequent classes. Learn more about using one-minute papers »

Polling: Real Time Assessments

Polling: Real Time Assessments

Polling is your instructional solution to simultaneously improve and assess student engagement – in real time! Read on to learn more about online tools and offline techniques to implement polling in your courses. Learn more about teaching with polling »

Rubrics: The Rhyme and Reason

Rubrics: The Rhyme and Reason

Rubric are a public assessment tool that used to evaluate the quality of students' work. Learn more about developing rubrics »

Student Conferences: Individualized Feedback

Student Conferencing: Individualized Feedback

Use individual conferences as a means of providing targeted feedback to and building deeper rapport with students. Learn more about planning student conferences »