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Building a ThinkNation 
Learning Assessment
Guest Speakers 
Stacy Holliday, Davidson County Community College 
TeamUP Professional Educator, Cengage Learning 
Greg Di...
Agenda 
• How to make assessment meaningful 
• Implementation examples 
• Leveraging MindTap 
• Q&A
Take a Moment to Answer this Poll
What’s in a #? 
The national college completion rates are: 
55.6 % graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in 6 years 
29.2 % gr...
What does assessment mean?
What is Assessment? 
Assessment is the process of gathering and discussing information 
from multiple and diverse sources ...
Closing the Loop
What do we want our students to know and be able to do? 
Goals, outcomes, objectives 
Based on our review of the informati...
Assessment can… 
Help with planning 
Identify strengths and weaknesses 
Highlight what’s important 
Identify gaps in under...
Knowledge is Power
Analytics 
Know… 
 Time in Course 
 Completion 
 Engagement
Measuring Engagement 
Examples: 
 logs into MindTap 
 time active in Mindtap 
 Number of takes: assessment or homework ...
“Who’s at risk?” 
“Where is the class 
having trouble?” 
“Where do I stand?” 
“How do I compare 
to my classmates?” 
What ...
Know where students 
are spending time… 
and not.
How are students 
tracking… who are 
the outliers?
Where do they 
stand… individually 
and compared to 
highest performers.
Gradebook
NEW Gradebook 
Phased release June 10-July 15 
Export Grades with 
Analytics Data
Thank You! 
Questions & Comments
MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series: Assessing Learning in Higher Education
MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series: Assessing Learning in Higher Education
MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series: Assessing Learning in Higher Education
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MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series: Assessing Learning in Higher Education

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Presented by: Courtney Doyle Chambers, Cengage Learning

How can you successfully measure learning? This webinar will discuss this concern and functionality that exists to help you measure learning outcomes for your class and institution.

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MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series: Assessing Learning in Higher Education

  1. 1. Building a ThinkNation Learning Assessment
  2. 2. Guest Speakers Stacy Holliday, Davidson County Community College TeamUP Professional Educator, Cengage Learning Greg Dixon, University of West Georgia MindTap Technology Power User, Cengage Learning
  3. 3. Agenda • How to make assessment meaningful • Implementation examples • Leveraging MindTap • Q&A
  4. 4. Take a Moment to Answer this Poll
  5. 5. What’s in a #? The national college completion rates are: 55.6 % graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in 6 years 29.2 % graduate with an Associate’s degree in 3 years The completion rate for (Faculty Name) is _____
  6. 6. What does assessment mean?
  7. 7. What is Assessment? Assessment is the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences (Huba and Freed 2000) Assessment is the ongoing process of: – Systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches our expectations – Using the resulting information to understand and improve subsequent student learning. (Suskie 2009)
  8. 8. Closing the Loop
  9. 9. What do we want our students to know and be able to do? Goals, outcomes, objectives Based on our review of the information, what changes/suggestions/tweaks would we recommend? “Closing the loop” The aim of assessment is action. (Walvoord, 2010)
  10. 10. Assessment can… Help with planning Identify strengths and weaknesses Highlight what’s important Identify gaps in understanding Help instructors teach and students learn Determine whether desired outcomes have been achieved
  11. 11. Knowledge is Power
  12. 12. Analytics Know…  Time in Course  Completion  Engagement
  13. 13. Measuring Engagement Examples:  logs into MindTap  time active in Mindtap  Number of takes: assessment or homework activity  accesses reading activities  note or a highlight in a reading activity  views a glossary term in a reading activity  accesses flashcards  accesses videos or other presentation material  runs a search
  14. 14. “Who’s at risk?” “Where is the class having trouble?” “Where do I stand?” “How do I compare to my classmates?” What can I do differently?
  15. 15. Know where students are spending time… and not.
  16. 16. How are students tracking… who are the outliers?
  17. 17. Where do they stand… individually and compared to highest performers.
  18. 18. Gradebook
  19. 19. NEW Gradebook Phased release June 10-July 15 Export Grades with Analytics Data
  20. 20. Thank You! Questions & Comments

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