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Hacking Your Course Assessments: Summer 2022
June 13 – July 3, 2022
(This course was previously titled Assessment of Student Learning)
How do you really know that your students are learning what you had intended? In this course, you’ll get an opportunity examine the learning objectives in your course (something your students should know or be able to do) and the assessments that are aligned to help measure and evaluate student achievement on this learning objective. During the course, you’ll have an opportunity to explore traditional assessments or performance based assessments and make improvements to your own traditional assessment or scoring rubric to improve validity and reliability, as well as reduce the presence of bias in your assessment. Finally, you will be able apply the wise feedback method to provide effective feedback on a student work sample.
Course Learning Objectives
Module 1: By the end of this module you will be able to do the following:
- Presented with different types of assessments, you will be able to define and classify traditional (selected and constructed response) and performance assessments.
- You will be able to identify, classify, and align an assessment tool to measure and evaluate student learning for a given learning objective,
- You will create an assessment aligned to measure student learning for a learning objective that you have prepared.
Module 2: By the end of this module you will be able to do the following:
- You will be able to define and classify the elements that make these assessments effective.
- Presented with a sample of traditional and performance based assessments, you’ll critically analyze these assessments and make suggestions to improve validity and reliability, as well as to reduce bias.
- You will make improvements to your own traditional assessment or scoring rubric to improve validity and reliability, as well as reduce the presence of bias in your assessment.
Module 3: By the end of this module you will be able to do the following:
- You will be able to define and classify effective elements of feedback.
- You will be able apply the wise feedback method to provide effective feedback on a student work sample.
- You’ll use the tools provided within the Learning Management System, D2L Brightspace, to construct the assessments that you prepared in this course.
- Through a personal reflection, identify the changes you made to your assessments you brought with you to this course .
Prior to beginning this course, you should complete the following activities:
- Select a course and related assessments to which you’d like to apply these concepts
- Contact Tech Support to set up a D2L Brightspace “Sample/Sandbox” Course if you do not have one
Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers, Assessment Coordinators, Institutional Researchers
Reflect on your Professional Development
As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team.
Estimated Time Commitment
Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 5-7 hours per week.
Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.
Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this course.
Reminders Coming: We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar.
Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.
This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. Using the RSVP tool below allows us to send you reminders about this course and share important information following the course including how to access the corresponding D2L Brightspace course site.
Contact facilitator Rebecca March.