Gifts From the Web: Tips on Assessing Student Learning The perennial struggle faced by faculty is finding ways to assess fairly and appropriately the quantity and quality of learning that has occurred for the individual student and within a class. All too often, we find ourselves measuring learning at a far different (typically lower) level of cognitive skills ... Bibliography
Bibliography  |   July 01, 1999
Gifts From the Web: Tips on Assessing Student Learning
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  • Barbara B. Shadden
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
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Bibliography   |   July 01, 1999
Gifts From the Web: Tips on Assessing Student Learning
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 3. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.3
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 3. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.3
The perennial struggle faced by faculty is finding ways to assess fairly and appropriately the quantity and quality of learning that has occurred for the individual student and within a class. All too often, we find ourselves measuring learning at a far different (typically lower) level of cognitive skills acquisition than the level defined by our expectations for a class and/or our learning performance objectives. When we provide assessment tools that measure higher levels of critical thinking, our students often complain that the assignment and grading standards were unclear, or nebulous, or even arbitrary.
Fortunately, excellent resources for improving our assessment techniques are available, and many of them are posted on the Web. The following annotated list provides a brief sampling of some Internet sites that provide discussion and/or examples of the broad spectrum of assessment techniques available to examine and even promote learning. Most sites also link to other useful sites.
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