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How’s Class? Informal Early Feedback – A Tool for Assessment Laura Hahn, Ph.D. Center for Teaching Excellence iFoundry
 
 
 
 
If You’re Wondering  What They’re Thinking and How They’re Learning… <ul><li>Ask them! </li></ul>
What is Informal Early Feedback (IEF)? <ul><li>Instructor-developed surveys  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rated and/or open-ended...
Why do Informal Early Feedback? <ul><ul><li>Opens a dialogue between you and your students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign...
Using IEF <ul><li>Develop survey questions on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment...
Using IEF <ul><li>Develop survey questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Give in-class (~10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the re...
Resources and References Angelo, T.A.; Cross, K.P.  Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2 nd...
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How's Class? Using Informal Early Feedback

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Informal Early Feedback is a tool instructors can use to survey students about their impressions and start a dialog about teaching and learning in their classrooms.

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How's Class? Using Informal Early Feedback

  1. 1. How’s Class? Informal Early Feedback – A Tool for Assessment Laura Hahn, Ph.D. Center for Teaching Excellence iFoundry
  2. 6. If You’re Wondering What They’re Thinking and How They’re Learning… <ul><li>Ask them! </li></ul>
  3. 7. What is Informal Early Feedback (IEF)? <ul><li>Instructor-developed surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rated and/or open-ended questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptive and diagnostic information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Given around mid-semester </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous student feedback </li></ul>
  4. 8. Why do Informal Early Feedback? <ul><ul><li>Opens a dialogue between you and your students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signals to your students you care about their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides another check of students’ learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables you to identify strengths and weakness in your teaching during the semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can help improve ICES scores </li></ul></ul>
  5. 9. Using IEF <ul><li>Develop survey questions on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching style topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rated and open-ended items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rate the instructor’s ability to explain key concepts.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep Stop Start </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Using IEF <ul><li>Develop survey questions </li></ul><ul><li>Give in-class (~10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the results </li></ul><ul><li>Debrief main points during next class </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with a colleague or specialist </li></ul>
  7. 11. 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

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