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Informal early feedback (IEF) is a useful tool for assessing a class in progress. This short presentation covers some of the basics of designing and using the technique.

Informal early feedback (IEF) is a useful tool for assessing a class in progress. This short presentation covers some of the basics of designing and using the technique.

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    • How’s Class? Informal Early Feedback – A Tool for Assessment Laura Hahn, Ph.D. Center for Teaching Excellence iFoundry
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    • If You’re Wondering What They’re Thinking and How They’re Learning…
      • Ask them!
    • What is Informal Early Feedback (IEF)?
      • Instructor-developed surveys
        • Rated and/or open-ended questions
        • Descriptive and diagnostic information
      • Given around mid-semester
      • Anonymous student feedback
    • Why do Informal Early Feedback?
        • Opens a dialogue between you and your students
        • Signals to your students you care about their learning
        • Provides another check of students’ learning
        • Enables you to identify strengths and weakness in your teaching during the semester
        • Can help improve ICES scores
    • Using IEF
      • Develop survey questions on:
        • Learning topics
        • Assessment topics
        • Teaching style topics
      • Rated and open-ended items
        • “ Rate the instructor’s ability to explain key concepts.”
        • Keep Stop Start
    • Using IEF
      • Develop survey questions
      • Give in-class (~10 minutes)
      • Analyze the results
      • Debrief main points during next class
      • Consult with a colleague or specialist
    • Resources and References Angelo, T.A.; Cross, K.P. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2 nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.   Glassick, C.E.; Huber, M.T.; Maeroff, G.I. Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.   Seldin, P.; et al . Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improved Faculty Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co., 1999.   http://www.cte.uiuc.edu    http://www.idea.ksu.edu/papers/index.html