Category Archives: General interest

Posts of a general nature that deal with assessment.

Selected Response


Selected Response Assessments Over the next few weeks, I plan to spend some time covering the basics of the different sorts of assessment tools that are available for our courses. Each of these techniques have their own unique strengths and … Continue reading

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Poll 1


How do you assess student learning in your courses? I’m sort of curious; what types of assignments do y’all use in your courses to assess student learning? I plan to discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches … Continue reading

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Leveling


What level(s) are you assessing at? Appropriate leveling is an important consideration when developing learning outcomes and assessment strategies for our courses. I think that we probably all agree that a senior-level capstone biology course ought to require a different … Continue reading

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Mapping Outcomes


Mapping Course Outcomes Yesterday, I wrote a bit about mapping course assessments to specific outcomes. Now I would like to show you a couple of ways that I try to do this in my own classes. I’ll tell you right … Continue reading

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Authentic assessment


What is meant by “authentic assessment” and “integrative learning”? Wow! Where to start? There is so much to talk about with regard to assessment. I guess I’ll begin by being a bit philosophical. There will be many future opportunities for … Continue reading

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Welcome


Welcome to our new assessment blog! I have established this blog to help support the assessment of integrative learning at Ferris State University. The goals of this project include: Defining and improving the assessment of student learningĀ in the academic programs … Continue reading

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