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Destination 2015: Great Teachers in Action: Classroom Assessment

This is a toolkit for faculty participating in Destination 2015

Classroom Assessment Overview


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Articles / Resources

9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning:This document was developed under the auspices of the
AAHE Assessment Forum, a project of the American Association for Higher Education.

Five Key Strategies for Effective Formative Assessment: A research brief from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Articles / Resources

The Case for Authentic Assessment: By Grant Wiggins. This article originally appeared in Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, an online electronic journal.

Classroom Assessment Techniques Examples: By Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross.  A shortened description of 10 CATs that either assess: courserelated  knowledge and skills; learner attitude, values, and selfawareness, and reactions to instruction

Authentic Assessment This link includes 5 different resources: The Authentic Assessment Toolbox, The Case for Authentic Assessment, Activities Exchange, Authentic Tasks and Rubrics, Examples of Student Activities.

Formative Assessment This link includes 6 different resources: Critical Incident Questionnaire, Formative Assessment in the Classroom, The Concept of Formative Assessment, Five Key Strategies for Effective Formative Assessment, Selecting When and How to Assess, Why and How to Conduct Assessments.

Classroom Assessment Techniques by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross from the University of Hawaii at Honolulu. Excerpts from the authors’ book including a section on "Five Suggestions for a Successful Start."

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Sections include "What Are CATs?"; "Why Should I Use CATs?"; "How Should I Use CATs?" and "Where Can I find More CATs?"

Resources/ Weblinks

Motivating Students  An article by Karin Kirk about instructors' impact on student's motivation level.

Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time? An article by Dian Schaffhauser about games can be helpful to students and educators.

Carnegie Mellon University: Eberly Center This website covers different topics related to teaching such as assessment,  teaching, and learning.


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