Fri Oct 7

“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” (Tom Bodett)

Many instructors think of assessments as an endpoint, where students show what they have learned (past tense). In this interactive workshop, we will explore how assessment can instead be part of the learning process. We will discuss both formative and summative assessments, how instructors can collect feedback on student learning without dramatically increasing grading, and how to create relevant, learner-centered assessment tasks. Participants will work on modifying their own assignments to be more authentic and transparent. We will also review strategies for helping students use the assessment process to reflect and deepen their own learning. Participants are encouraged to bring an assignment that they want to work on modifying.

This workshop is part of the series on Teaching Fundamentals and Supporting Struggling Students. Coffee and snacks provided.

Event materials: Presentation slides; other handouts

* Graduate students are welcome to attend all CTL events, space permitting. If an event fills up, GTAs will be moved to the waitlist in the order in which they registered.