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Assessment

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Assessment

  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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