Assessment
A Very Brief Overview
“Teaching Teaching”
May 1, 2009
Evaluation in the Teaching Life Cycle
Evaluation in the Teaching Life Cycle
Assessment

• Measures student learning


• Measures performance


• Measures engagement


• Measures what you need it to ...
Formative & Summative
Informal & Formal
Objective & Subjective
Internal & External
Formative & Summative
Formative

• Who: teacher, peers, students themselves


• What: feedback, not necessarily graded


• When: continual


• W...
Formative

• Who: teacher, peers, students themselves


• What: feedback, not necessarily graded


• When: continual


• W...
Summative

• Who: teacher


• What: graded assignment


• When: at the end of the project or periodically


• Why: demonst...
Summative

• Who: teacher


• What: graded assignment


• When: at the end of the project or periodically


• Why: demonst...
Formative & Summative
Assessment & Evaluation
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_newman/13672486/




     Formative & Summative




more: http://tinyurl.com/formsum
Informal & Formal
Informal

• classroom observations   • journals

• individual projects      • logs

• essays                   • performan...
Informal

• classroom observations   • journals

• individual projects      • logs

• essays                   • performan...
Formal

• unit tests


• standardized tests
Formal

• unit tests


• standardized tests




What does this measure?
Informal & Formal




more: http://tinyurl.com/formsassess   http://www.flickr.com/photos/andre5/2932016852/
Objective & Subjective
Objective

• Multiple Choice


• Fill in the blank


• Equations


• Steps in a process
Objective

• Multiple Choice


• Fill in the blank


• Equations


• Steps in a process




What are the strengths and wea...
Subjective

• Essay


• Short answer


• Open ended problems
Subjective

• Essay


• Short answer


• Open ended problems




What are the strengths and weaknesses?
Objective & Subjective




                         http://www.flickr.com/photos/art_star/530345114/
Internal & External
Internal & External

 Internal


• Created by teachers


• Feedback for students
Internal & External

                           External
 Internal


                          • Created by governing body...
A Bit on External Assessment

 Could be any or all of the following:


1.Evaluate student learning


2.Evaluate student pe...
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             11526659@N00/411960476




Internal & External
Formative & Summative
Informal & Formal
Objective & Subjective
Internal & External
Tips
Tell Them!

• Tell the students what you
  expect them to learn.


• Tell the students how you will
  be grading them.


•...
How do you assess student learning?
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  1. 1. Assessment A Very Brief Overview “Teaching Teaching” May 1, 2009
  2. 2. Evaluation in the Teaching Life Cycle
  3. 3. Evaluation in the Teaching Life Cycle
  4. 4. Assessment • Measures student learning • Measures performance • Measures engagement • Measures what you need it to measure • (But it must be designed to do so!)
  5. 5. Formative & Summative Informal & Formal Objective & Subjective Internal & External
  6. 6. Formative & Summative
  7. 7. Formative • Who: teacher, peers, students themselves • What: feedback, not necessarily graded • When: continual • Why: instructional tool
  8. 8. Formative • Who: teacher, peers, students themselves • What: feedback, not necessarily graded • When: continual • Why: instructional tool How do you do this?
  9. 9. Summative • Who: teacher • What: graded assignment • When: at the end of the project or periodically • Why: demonstrates what the students know
  10. 10. Summative • Who: teacher • What: graded assignment • When: at the end of the project or periodically • Why: demonstrates what the students know How do you do this?
  11. 11. Formative & Summative
  12. 12. Assessment & Evaluation
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradley_newman/13672486/ Formative & Summative more: http://tinyurl.com/formsum
  14. 14. Informal & Formal
  15. 15. Informal • classroom observations • journals • individual projects • logs • essays • performances • experiments • presentations • group projects • reports
  16. 16. Informal • classroom observations • journals • individual projects • logs • essays • performances • experiments • presentations • group projects • reports What does this measure?
  17. 17. Formal • unit tests • standardized tests
  18. 18. Formal • unit tests • standardized tests What does this measure?
  19. 19. Informal & Formal more: http://tinyurl.com/formsassess http://www.flickr.com/photos/andre5/2932016852/
  20. 20. Objective & Subjective
  21. 21. Objective • Multiple Choice • Fill in the blank • Equations • Steps in a process
  22. 22. Objective • Multiple Choice • Fill in the blank • Equations • Steps in a process What are the strengths and weaknesses?
  23. 23. Subjective • Essay • Short answer • Open ended problems
  24. 24. Subjective • Essay • Short answer • Open ended problems What are the strengths and weaknesses?
  25. 25. Objective & Subjective http://www.flickr.com/photos/art_star/530345114/
  26. 26. Internal & External
  27. 27. Internal & External Internal • Created by teachers • Feedback for students
  28. 28. Internal & External External Internal • Created by governing body • Created by teachers • Minimal feedback for students • Feedback for students
  29. 29. A Bit on External Assessment Could be any or all of the following: 1.Evaluate student learning 2.Evaluate student perceptions of the class 3.Provide feedback for future course design How do you use external assessment?
  30. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 11526659@N00/411960476 Internal & External
  31. 31. Formative & Summative Informal & Formal Objective & Subjective Internal & External
  32. 32. Tips
  33. 33. Tell Them! • Tell the students what you expect them to learn. • Tell the students how you will be grading them. • Provide a rubric if possible. • Be consistent and clear in grading. • Provide feedback. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thowi/277264851/
  34. 34. How do you assess student learning?
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