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by Suzanne Stokes
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What are we assessing? A course grade is a statement of the degree a student has met the course's objectives. The resources in this collection are varied and provide many ideas for quality, meaningful assessments in a variety of educational areas. *** Be sure to visit the Rubric collection for more assessment ideas and info.

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Classroom Assessment Techniques

Added 07/28/2006
This site provides EXAMPLES of CATs (Classroom Assessment Techniques) through links on the left side of the page; classroom assessment is a simple method faculty can use to collect feedback, early and often, on how well their students are learning what th

Writing Multiple Choice Test Items

Added 07/28/2006
This is a nice review for writing multiple-choice exam items. Advantages, disadvantages, general guidelines, item stem guidelines, and item option guidelines are listed. The site has links to understanding item analysis and descriptive statistics -- a nic

Writing True-False Exam Items

Added 07/28/2006
This is a companion site to Writing Multiple-Choice Exam Items (also in this collection). Advantages, disadvantages, and general guidelines are concise -- great to review each semester before writing/revising assessments that include TF items.

Measures of learning: How will you know students learned?

Added 07/28/2006
A very quick, good introduction to why we "test" -- reminds us that there are other ways to assess besides the old stand-by of multiple choice, true-false, short answer, etc., exams. The links on the left side of the page are very good -- explore them!

FAST (Free Assessment Summary Tool)

Added 07/28/2006
This is a free program to use in developing instruments to evaluate courses. The program is especially useful for student evaluations of instructor and for formative and summative evaluations of the course. Even though the topic isn't assessment based upo

Assessment and Instructional Objectives

Added 07/28/2006
Developing assessment instruments based on learning objectives is key in the design of instruction. This is the companion site to "Writing Educational Goals & Objectives" from the Course & Lesson Objectives collection.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

Added 07/28/2006
This MERLOT classic is a tutorial for learning about authentic assessment. It is presented with hypertext and features creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Additional information on Standards, Rubr
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