Resources

Resource Category Topic
Formative assessment and self‐regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice (Nicol, D.J. and Macfarlane‐Dick, D.)
The research on formative assessment and feedback is reinterpreted to show how these processes can help students take control of their own learning,…
Assessment and Feedback Cognitively Based Learning Interventions, Feedback, Formative Assessment
Formative assessment and self‐regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice (Nicol, D.J. and Macfarlane‐Dick, D.)
The research on formative assessment and feedback is reinterpreted to show how these processes can help students take control of their own learning,…
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback Cognitively Based Learning Interventions, Feedback, Formative Assessment
Formative Assessments in Canvas (Canvas Community)
Suggestions for using self-check quizzes; embedded questions in videos; flashcards, games, and interactive content; journaling; and student-created…
Assessment and Feedback Canvas (MyCourses), Formative Assessment, Reflective Journals
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
Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Barkley, E. F., & Major, C. H.)
Provides 50 easy-to-implement active learning techniques that gauge student learning across academic disciplines and learning environments and embed…
Type: Book
Assessment and Feedback Active Learning, Classroom/Learning Assessment, Formative 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
Mid-Course Assessment Program (MAP) (Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning)
The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL) coordinates a service by which faculty can receive feedback about their…
Type: Service
Assessment and Feedback, Course Design Formative Assessment
Rubrics (DePaul University Teaching Commons)
Describes four types of rubrics (analytic, developmental, holistic, and checklists), gives examples and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of…
Type: Tutorial
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Rubrics in Canvas
An overview of using rubrics in Canvas, including a video on how to construct a rubric.
Type: Tutorial
Assessment and Feedback Canvas (MyCourses), Formative Assessment, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Selecting Assessment Types (University of Florida)
Four steps to creating learner-centered assessments: identify purpose, identify learning levels, select assessments, and build assessments. Includes…
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Sharpening Our Focus on Learning: The Rise of Competency-Based Approaches to Degree Completion (National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment)
Unifying concepts shared by different competency-based education programs, current competency-based models, and the national policy context that…
Type: Report
Assessment and Feedback Competency Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Streamlining Feedback on Summative Tasks (Heriot Watt University Learning + Teaching Academy)
Six ways to give feedback effectively and efficiently: collective oral reports, collective written reports, model answers with "exploded"…
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback Feedback, Formative Assessment
Structured Feedback: A Tool for Teaching and Learning (Radhakrishna, R.; Ewing, J.; Chikthimmah, N. and Hoover, T.)
Structured Feedback is a mid-semester learning/assessment tool designed to provide feedback to students and for the instructor to adjust teaching…
Assessment and Feedback Feedback, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
The Benefits of E-portfolios for Students and Faculty in Their Own Words (Association of American Colleges & Universities)
Faculty and student perspectives on the benefits of e-Portfolios.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback, Student Success ePortfolio, Exam Alternatives, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (Purdue University Repository for Online Teaching and Learning)
An introduction to UDL: What is it? Why is it Important? How to do it?
Type: Website
Learning Environment, Student Success Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
Using Classroom Assessment Techniques (Carnegie Mellon University Eberly Center)
This overview includes examples of appropriate questions you can ask in the CAT format, examples of specific types of CATs, and strategies for…
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Active Learning, Classroom/Learning Assessment, Formative Assessment