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  • 1. Assessment 101By Amy Harris and Jenny Dale,UNCG LibrariesSpring 2013
  • 2. Your PresentersAmy Harris Houk, Information Literacy ProgramCoordinator and Reference LibrarianJenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year ProgramsUNC Greensboro University Libraries
  • 3. A Quick Review of AssessmentTwo main types: formative and summative• Formative: formal or informal ongoingassessments used to improve teaching andstudent learning• Summative: formal assessment used todetermine program effectiveness and/orstudent learning
  • 4. What types of assessment do you doin your work?A. FormativeB. SummativeC. BothD. Neither
  • 5. Assessment v. EvaluationAssessment: formative, process oriented,measured individuallyEvaluation: summative, product oriented,comparative
  • 6. Characteristics of ClassroomAssessmentLearner-CenteredTeacher-DirectedMutually BeneficialFormativeContext-SpecificOngoingRooted in Good Teaching Practice(Angelo & Cross, 1993)
  • 7. Student Learning Outcomes• Should be measurable• Use action verbs (such as Blooms taxonomy)• 2-3 SLOs per class session is a good number• University Libraries SLOs are here:http://library.uncg.edu/info/help/Information_Literacy_learning_outcomes.pdf
  • 8. Which of the following would be theLEAST measurable SLO?A. The student will be able to identify thecharacteristics of a scholarly article.B. The student will be able to evaluate awebsite for accuracy, authority, bias, andcurrency.C. The student will understand the importanceof research.D. The student will cite a magazine article usingAPA style.
  • 9. Tips for Creating GoodAssessments• Good learning outcomes is key• Keep it simple• Use a combination of multiple-choice andopen-ended questions• Use assessment as an opportunity to startclassroom discussion
  • 10. Questions or comments so far?Now, on to the tools!
  • 11. What tools do you use forassessment?A. ClickersB. Polling softwareC. Learning management systemD. PaperE. Other
  • 12. ClickersAdvantages• Useful for just-in-timeassessment• Easy to discuss resultsin class• Lots of researchavailable on impact onstudent learningDisadvantages• Cost• "clicker fatigue"
  • 13. For more information about usingClickers• Derek Bruff has done extensive research into theuse of clickers: http://derekbruff.org/?cat=122• CRS bibliography:http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/docs/classroom-response-system-clickers-bibliography/• Chronicle article:http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2012/04/10/peer-discussion-or-peer-pressure/
  • 14. Google FormsAdvantages• Available for freethrough Google• Variety of questiontypes• Can be embeddedanywhere• Results are fed into aGoogle SpreadsheetDisadvantages• Difficult to see resultsinstantly• Easy to get carriedaway
  • 15. Poll EverywhereAdvantages• Allows quick pollswithout a clicker• Can use with computeror phone• Works with multiplechoice or short answerquestions• Instant resultsDisadvantages• Free account has somelimitations• Less useful intraditional classrooms
  • 16. Lets Try One!http://tinyurl.com/assess101
  • 17. Blackboard/Other LMSAdvantages• Survey function allowsfor assessmentseparate from grades• Students go thereanyway• Can be created,exported and reusedDisadvantages• Must be courseinstructor or added bycourse instructor• No instant feedback
  • 18. Creating a Survey in BB• Open a class for which you are Instructor, TA,or Course Builder• Click on "Quizzes" (left navigational bar)• Hover over "Create Assessment"• Click on "Survey"• Click "Create New Survey"
  • 19. Creating a survey in Moodle• Survey module– Very specific types of surveys available• Use the Feedback module OR theQuestionnaire module to create customsurveys– http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Survey_FAQ– A core module combining all three of thesemodules is planned for future releases
  • 20. No tech options• One-minute paper / Muddiest point• Exit ticket• Paper survey• Worksheet• Fist to five• Voting cards
  • 21. Questions? Suggestions for OtherHelpful Tools?

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