Category Archives: Resources

Posts dealing with assessment resources available at Ferris State University or on the web.

Assessment with Analytic Rubrics


Grading Using Analytic Rubrics Hi! I’m back again. Last time, I discussed how a holistic rubric can be used to score high-value assignments and provide reliable assessment of program outcomes. Today I would like to look explore analytic rubrics. Unlike … Continue reading

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Pretest / Posttest Analysis


Pre-test / Post-test Evaluation of Learning One common strategy to measure (assess) student learning in a course is to administer a pre-test / post-test assignment. At or near the beginning of instruction, a pretest is given to the class to … Continue reading

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Exam validity


How can we create valid exams? Yesterday, we briefly introduced two common assessment terms – integrative learning and authentic assessment. Today, I’m going to focus on another common term: validity. We write and give exams in our classes in an … Continue reading

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