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Evaluating Student Work

Assessment Generally

Assessing Students' Prior Knowledge (advice from Carnegie Mellon on using using baseline knowledge to learn when you need to correct misunderstanding and so you can evaluate what they've learned in the course)

Assessing Student Learning (overview and methods, also from Carnegie Mellon)

Choosing Assessment Tools to Match Desired Outcomes (this resource contains a helpful chart keyed to Bloom's taxonomy)

Classroom Assessment Techniques (ideas from Vanderbilt: find out during class if they're getting it)


Quality Rubrics Wiki (a wealth of ideas, tips, and examples from LCI, Learner-Centered Initiatives)

iRubric Free Rubric Builder (templates, grading, and more)

VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (Rubrics for fourteen of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Essential Learning Outcomes, including Intellectual and Practical Skills, Personal and Social Responsibility, and Integrative Learning)


Final Exams (and links to the book, Tools for Teaching, from Berkeley)

Grading Student Work (thorough advice from Vanderbilt)

Writing Multiple Choice Questions That Require Comprehension (and are hard to guess)

Random Name Generator (to help you name your exam characters)