Assessment and Feedback

Evaluations (Graded, summative)

  1. “Asking Good Test Questions” Resource Page from Cornell University, Center for Teaching Excellence

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.

2. “Improving Your Test Questions” Resource Page from University of Illinois at Urbana –Champaign, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

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)

  1. “Formative Evaluations” Resource Page from UC Berkeley, Center for Teaching and Learning

This webpage provides ideas on information and ungraded assessment activities that help keep the instructor abreast of students’ current level of understanding.

2. “Classroom Assessment Techniques” Resource Page from Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching

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.”


“How to Give Better Feedback” from Brigham Young University, Center for Teaching and Learning

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 resource page from UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning

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.

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