Assessing Learning

How do you know when students experience a barrier to learning? How do you assess the strengths and weaknesses in your teaching practice? What evidence informs potential changes to your course or teaching practice the next time you teach? Explore strategies for reflecting on your teaching practice and collecting evidence of student learning and learning experiences.

Academic Integrity

Explore academic integrity from a positive, proactive perspective: Learn how to design courses that foster honest engagement, discover strategies for promoting ethical behavior, and understand the tools available for handling integrity breaches effectively.

Alternative Grading Frameworks

Delve into alternative grading frameworks to enhance fairness, accuracy, and student motivation in assessments, exploring models like Grading for Equity, Specification Grading, and Ungrading to align grading practices more closely with student learning and development.

Alternatives to Traditional Testing

Explore a range of alternative assessment types to enhance learning and engagement, from structured papers and annotated portfolios to creative projects and reflective essays, each designed to integrate seamlessly into your course objectives and provide meaningful feedback.

Assessment Rubrics

Enhance learning and grading consistency with rubrics that clearly articulate assignment expectations, guide student effort, and streamline your evaluation process.

Design Effective Assessments

Design effective assessments by distinguishing between formative and summative approaches to accurately measure student progress. Formative assessments offer immediate feedback to guide instructional adjustments, while summative assessments evaluate cumulative knowledge at key points, such as course or unit completion.

Example Assessment Approaches

Explore examples of diverse assessment approaches across disciplines to gain insights on effective strategies tailored to specific educational contexts.

Formative Assessment of Teaching

Enhance your teaching practices with formative assessments, designed to continuously evaluate and improve your instructional strategies for better student outcomes. This approach focuses on growth and adaptation, contrasting with summative assessments used for final evaluations.