Classroom Assessment

Classroom assessment is a formative approach to assessment.  Its main purpose is to improve the quality of student learning, not to provide evidence for grading students.  It serves as a means for providing faculty with feedback about their effectiveness as teachers, and it gives students a measure of their progress as learners.  Classroom assessment techniques, expertly utilized by faculty, provide information on what, how much, and how well students are learning.

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An Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques
Enerson, D., Plank, K., & Johnson, R. N. (2007). An Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques. Retrieved from Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence: http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/pdf/classroom_assessment_techniques_intro.pdf

Students as Formative Assessment Partners
Weimer PhD, M. (2012, June 15). Students as Formative Assessment Partners. Retrieved from Faculty Focus: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational-assessment/students-as-formative-assessment-partners/

Who Wants to Ace the Final?
Downing, S. (n.d.). Who Wants to Ace the Final? Retrieved from On Course: http://www.oncourseworkshop.com/Learning032.htm

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) – Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Effective Assessment – University of Oregon Teaching Effectiveness Program

How to Assess Students’ Learning and Performance – Carnegie Mellon Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence

Rubrics and Grading – California State University Merlot Pedagogy Portal

Strategies for Developing Assignments – Lansing Community College Center for Teaching Excellence