Classroom assessments are formative in nature and thus are used to make immediate changes to teaching and learning strategies. They can occur at multiple times throughout a class and results can be used to improve course content, methods of teaching, and, ultimately, student learning. This is a just-in-time form of assessment that leads to immediate change if needed.
|Examples of Classroom Assessment Tools:|
|Minute Papers (Angelo & Cross)||Case Study||Student Presentations|
|Misconception / Preconception Checks||Analyzing Problems||Quizzes graded/ungraded)|
|Peer Reviews||Jigsaw (Aronson)||Muddiest Point (Angelo & Cross)|
|Concept Mapping||Role Play||Beginners & Enders|
|Reflective Writings||Student-led Discussions||Think-Pair-Share Analysis|
Interactive Teaching - this is a larger list of over one hundred interactive teaching techniques that can enable student learning and provide feedback to both instructors and learners.
In addition to the information included here, we invite you to participate in events focused on Assessment listed in our calendar and to contact the Faculty Center for additional assistance.
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