- Take situational factors (environment, subject, learners, teacher) into account when selecting an assessment technique
- What do you want to assess? Major categories are 1.) knowledge, 2.) skills, 3.) values/feelings
- How are you going to use the data? It is useful to answer this question first.
- Techniques for assessing knowledge include: background knowledge probe, misconception check, memory matrix, focused listing, muddiest point/minute paper, test questions
- Techniques for assessing skill include: categorizing grid, defining feature matrix, WWW&H (When, where, why and how use?), concept map, term paper prospectus, self-assessment of skills
- Techniques for assessing values/feelings: confidence survey, reaction logs
- You may also want to assess the teaching process. A few techniques are: engagement survey, punctuated lectures, satisfaction surveys, learning analysis
- Two Resources: Fink, L. Dee. (2003).Creating Significant Learning Experiences. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass and Angelo, T. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Assessment Workshop recording available
The recording and PPT slides from the Assessment Workshop held on May 13, 2010 is posted on the Information Literacy wiki (https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/InformationLiteracy). Here are some key take-aways: