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.
College of Engineering and Computer Science It is both challenging and fascinating to be a teacher. In all the courses I teach, I set high standards for myself and prepare carefully for each lecture. Besides teaching technical materials, I train students to have the capabilities to: think critically and analytically; work hard and inno...
John F. Weishampel
College of Sciences In the end, we conserve only what we love
We will love only what we understand
We will understand only what we are taught
- Baba Dioum, Senegalese ecologist As a biologist who focuses on conservation issues, I thumb-tacked this quote to the bulletin board above my office desk. It continua...
College of Arts & Humanities Students often tell me--openly, and sometimes proudly--that they hate writing. I like these students a lot. They talk about writing as though it's something they just cannot do, as if writing were a talent like being able to wiggle your ears or lick your elbow. Sometimes they tell quieter, sadder stories, too, sto...