20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Create Assessments to Effectively Measure Student Learning?

Gain practical skills in implementing strategies and utilizing tools to assess student achievement, enhance teaching effectiveness, and better support student success.


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How Can I Create Assessments to Effectively Measure Student Learning?

Assessment is a crucial aspect of teaching and learning. It’s the primary tool that educators use to measure student achievement and progress. However, designing assessments that accurately reflect the goals of student learning outcomes can be a daunting task for many educators.

For educators looking for tools to implement or that need to refine practices already in place, this 20-Minute Mentor will:

  • Explore strategies to overcome common challenges instructors face when designing assessments
  • Introduce key characteristics of effective assessments
  • Provide a four-step process to create effective assessments using those characteristics

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the three types of assessment and their purposes
  • Explain the characteristics of effective assessments
  • Create an assessment aligned with a learning outcome

Topics Covered

  • Determining assessment purposes
  • Exploring different types of assessments and their uses
  • Identifying characteristics of effective assessments
  • Selecting appropriate assessment methods
  • Defining assessment criteria
  • Designing rating scales and descriptors for rubrics


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching in any modality


Product Code: PM23IA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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