Build assessment into course design and use assessment to improve to improve the course over time.
Involve students as partners: It’s what we do with students, not to them
- Be transparent about expectations
- Foster students’ ability to assess their own learning
- How do we allow space in our courses for students to actively engage in our own learning?
- Have discussions with your students to reflect on what worked and what didn’t for improvement
Create your assessment at the same time as you create the assignment
- Assignment design should match desired outcomes and assessment; does it allow students to learn what you want?
- Learn about rubrics
Think about your course in the context of the department, the institution, and a student’s educational program
- Always examine your assumptions about your students and what should be in the course
- Revisit your thinking about the course each time. Don’t be afraid to try something new!
Classroom assessment techniques (CTL guide)
Rubrics (CTL guide & video presentations)
Further Reading & Resources:
CTL Assessment overview (CTL webpage)
Assessing Student Learning (CTL webpage)
Assessing & Reflecting on Teaching (CTL webpage)
Program level assessment: ASSETT and TRESTLE created a guide to curricular alignment, a key step in the process of aligning a program’s curriculum with its learning goals