Evaluations (Graded, summative)
This resource not only helps you consider how to develop good test questions, it also provides a resource on how to plan, prepare for, analyze, and revise tests. See the “Test Construction Manual: Construction of Objective Tests” prepared byProfessors Marjorie Devine & Nevart Yaghlian, shared on this site.
This resource offers advice on: choosing between objective and subjective test items; using and writing test items; types of test items including multiple choice, true-false, matching, completion, essay, problem solving, and performance; and assessment methods.
Evaluations (non-graded, formative)
This webpage provides ideas on information and ungraded assessment activities that help keep the instructor abreast of students’ current level of understanding.
This resources shares ideas on CATS: Classroom Assessment Techniques, which they describe as: “generally simple, non-graded, anonymous, in-class activities designed to give you and your students useful feedback on the teaching-learning process as it is happening.”
Useful feedback, this website states, is: formative, actionable, clear, timely, and supportive. Each of these elements is explained in detail and examples are provided.
Rubrics can be used to assess student work, but can also be used by students for self-assessment, and among student-pairs for peer assessment. This website shares information on why you should consider using rubrics, how to develop rubrics, and where to get more information. It also shares sample rubrics for assessing creative thinking, critical thinking, information literacy, inquiry analysis, oral communication, problem solving, quantitative literacy, readings, and written communication.