Resources

Resource Category Topic
Alternatives to Traditional Exams and Papers (Indiana University Bloomington Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning)
A list of exam and paper alternatives organized by purpose and performance level and guiding questions to assist faculty to determine the types of…
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Exam Alternatives, Summative Assessment
An approach to measuring cognitive outcomes across higher-education institutions (Klein, S.P. ; Kuh, G.D. ; Chun, M. ; Hamilton, L. and Shavelson, R.)
This study describes the results with a promising set of cognitive assessment tools that can be used to measure general as distinct from domain-…
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback Summative Assessment, Value Added Assessment
Assessing Reflection (DePaul University Teaching Commons)
Noting that assessing reflection and reflective processes can be particularly difficult, this site provides suggestions and models.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Best Practices for Large-Enrollment Online Courses, Part 1: Managing student expectations, leveraging quizzes, and reducing grading load (Arizona State University)
Managing large enrollment classes online.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Formative Assessment, Online Courses, Summative Assessment
Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in The College Classroom (Mezeske, R. and Mezeske, B.)
Topics include: concept mapping, learning logs, authentic testing, the transition from memorization to analysis; the lab practical; exams as learning…
Type: Book
Assessment and Feedback Authentic/Case/Project/Problem Based Learning, Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Can You Save Time with Checklist Grading? (IDDblog , Center for Teaching and Learning at DePaul University)
Describes the advantages of rubrics and provides examples of rubrics used for paper assignments, projects, oral presentations, and class…
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Canvas New Quizzes Faculty Guide
Instructor for using New Quizzes in Canvas (myCourses) Guide to using the Respondus LockDown Browser to prevent cheating on quizzes and exams in…
Assessment and Feedback, Technologies for Teaching and Learning Canvas (MyCourses), Formative Assessment, Grading, Summative Assessment
Canvas: Getting Started with New Quizzes
Faculty guide to New Quizzes in Canvas.
Assessment and Feedback, Technologies for Teaching and Learning Canvas (MyCourses), Formative Assessment, Grading, Summative Assessment
Creating a Rubric: An Online Tutorial for Faculty (University of Colorado Center for Faculty Development)
This tutorial covers: (1) what rubrics are and how they can benefit you and your students; (2) assessment concepts that relate to rubrics; (3) how to…
Type: Tutorial
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Creating Your e-Portfolio (UNH Career and Professional Success -- CaPS)
CaPS video tutorial provides guidance for building your own portfolio.
Type: Video
Assessment and Feedback, Student Success Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Designing Better Quizzes (Magna Publications/Faculty Focus).
Ideas for rethinking quiz practices.
Type: Report
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Grading, Summative Assessment
Designing Rubrics Workshop (DePaul University Teaching Commons, 50:46)
Rubrics are a powerful and flexible tool for assessing students' learning in classrooms and programs. This workshop was presented at DePaul…
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
E-Portfolio (Berkeley Center for Teaching & Learning)
An overview of e-Portfolios, a sample rubric for evaluating e-portfolios, examples of e-Portfolios, and additional resources.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback, Student Success ePortfolio, Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
ePortfolios (Association of American Colleges & Universities)
Examples of ePortfolios for learning, assessment, and professional development and employment.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback, Student Success ePortfolio, Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Grading Essays How-To: Use Macros to Save Time (Neal, R.)
Using macros in Microsoft Word to create comment banks to more efficiently grade essays.
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback Feedback, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Grant Wiggins - Understanding by Design (2 of 2)
Part 2 of a workshop on Understanding by Design (UbD), a framework for improving student achievement that helps teachers clarify learning goals,…
Type: Video
Course Design, Student Success Backward Design, Feedback, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
How to Design a Competency-Based Assessment (Global Online Academy)
Four steps for designing competency-based assessments.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Competency Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
International Journal of ePortfolio
A journal to “encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings.”
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback, Student Success ePortfolio, Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning (Stevens, D.D. and Levi, A.)
A primer for faculty considering using rubrics for the first time or who wish to refine their use of rubrics, including what rubrics are, basic…
Type: Book
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Measuring Mastery: Best Practices For Assessment In Competency-Based Education (Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute)
A set of best practices for high-stakes assessment in Competency Based Education (CBE), drawing from both the educational measurement literature and…
Type: Report
Assessment and Feedback Competency Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment