Techniques for Assessing Course-Related Knowledge & Skills (I.…
Techniques for Assessing Course-Related Knowledge & Skills
I. Assessing Prior Knowledge, Recall, and Understanding
Students answer 2 questions
What was the most important thing you learned during this class?
What important question remains unanswered?
The CATS in this group are recommended to assess the content of a particular subject.
X. Assessing Learner Reactions to Class Activities, Assignments, and Materials
Students complete a brief survey about how their group is functioning and make suggestions for improving the group process.
The CATS in this group are designed to give teachers information that will help them improve their course materials and assignments.
III. Assessing Skill in Synthesis and Creative Thinking
The CATS in this group focus on synthesis—each stimulate the student to create, and allow the faculty to assess, original intellectual products that result from a synthesis of course content and the students’ intelligence, judgment, knowledge, and skills.
students synthesize their knowledge into the form of an illustrative conversation; 2 levels of invention
VII. Assessing Students’ Self-Awareness as Learners
The CATS in this group are recommended to help students express personal goals and clarify self-concept in order to make a connection between the articulated goals and those of the course.
Focused Autobiographical Sketches:
Students write a brief description of a successful learning experience they had relevant to the course material.
IX. Assessing Learner Reactions to Teachers and Teaching
Group Instructional Feedback Technique:
Students respond three questions related to the student’s learning in the course.
The CATS in this group are designed to provide context-specific feedback that can improve teaching within a particular course.