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Designing Pre- and Post- Assessments for Your Course: Measures to Assess both I 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - MUB 164: Pre- and post-assessments are becoming more frequently used in undergraduate courses across a variety of disciplines. Beginning with your course-related learning goals and objectives, this workshop will help you to design assessments that provide information about your students’ knowledge at the beginning as well as at multiple time points within your courses. Pre-assessments can be simple questionnaires, often used as formative tools. A common form of a pre-assessment is the background knowledge probe. This tool delivers valuable information regarding students’ level of discipline-related knowledge for critical prerequisite concepts. In some cases, preassessments can also be used as a postassessment to help assess whether students have acquired key learning targets at the end a unit and/or a term. Participants in this workshop will begin to develop a background knowledge probe that they can incorporate into their courses that will help to provide information about incoming and/or course-acquired knowledge.Presenter: Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator (CEITL)