Educators who want to ensure that their students are engaging fully with the course material need specialized assessment tools to evaluate their progress and make changes efficiently. This seminar aims to show educators in flipped learning classrooms the assessment options available and how to use them for the best results.
Save time and significantly improve student outcomes by using Voice Feedback. Research shows that students value and are far more likely to incorporate voice feedback in completing their assignments than written feedback. We explain the benefits of using voice feedback and walk you through the process of how to incorporate this approach into your teaching.
A frequent, low-stakes FLS grading strategy, when used correctly, can decrease your workload while increasing student motivation and confidence. As an added benefit, it helps ensure students arrive to class prepared and ready to learn. The idea behind FLS is simple: you give many grades with lower weights. Learn how this technique can benefit your classroom in this 20-Minute Mentor.
Trying to teach students to improve their writing can be like trying to teach cats to fetch: Demonstrate all you want, encourage all you want, implore all you want; you’re apt to be met with nothing but blinks. We share seven novel feedback techniques that will motivate your students and drive real improvement in their writing.
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are simply proven strategies that instructors can use to determine whether and how well students are learning course material. This seminar prepares you to start using formative assessments to improve student performance on critical summative assessments.
Tests and other assessments are effective tools for determining how well students learned (and how well you taught) earlier in the semester. But they don’t really do much to help students learn in the present, or as the semester progresses. This fast, focused program will provide you with an assortment of tools and techniques to promote better learning.
Informal writing assignments can be part of your strategy of frequent, low-stakes (FLS) grading. This approach incorporates many informal, low-pressure writing assignments that keep students engaged in the course materials and continually improving. Find out how informal writing assignments can create a dialogue between the students and instructor, boost student confidence, and increase student motivation.
If you are only asking for feedback at the end of the semester, there’s not much you can do to improve the learning for your current students. That is why it’s important to get student feedback early in the semester - and multiple times throughout - to understand your students and meet their learning needs. We share the five times in the semester when getting student feedback is valuable and provides practical ways to obtain that information.
Considering accessibility when designing exams provides you with a more accurate assessment of student learning and bring your assignments into closer alignment with learning objectives. Exams created with accessibility in mind can help you improve your assessment of student learning for all students, whether or not they have a disability.
Rubrics help you develop a better grading system, one that delivers fair results, helps students learn, and makes effective use of your time. In this program, you will get examples of the three basic formats for rubrics and explore seven key recommendations developed to help you transform the grading process.
Learn how to make your multiple choice tests more effective by creating a test blueprint and formulating test questions that go beyond memorization to evaluate thinking skills. Testing is more than a responsibility for faculty members. It’s an opportunity to assess the progress you and your students have made toward your learning objectives. Multiple choice tests aren't about playing the odds—instead, they can help you make the most of your chances to connect with students.
You know how essential it is for students to be active participants in their education. But how do you grade them on it? In this program, you’ll learn an overview of what not to do when grading participation, activities worth doing, how to do them, and how to evaluate your own process.
Learn how you can transform exams into enhanced opportunities for student learning with practical solutions to the three core problems with exams today. Making exams better suit your learning goals requires student participation at every step of the process. Your presenter, Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., shares real-world, tested guidelines for integrating student input.