Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Book on Formative Assessment

Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley & Claire Howell Major.

From the Back Cover


Learning Assessment Techniques gives faculty 50 easy-to-implement active learning techniques that are designed to gauge student learning across academic disciplines and learning environments. Using Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning as its organizational framework, this important resource embeds assessment within active learning activities. All the techniques presented include illustrative examples as well as information on their purpose and use, key learning goals, and step-by-step implementation instructions. The authors also offer direction for online adaptation and effective analysis and reporting.

With Learning Assessment Techniques as their guide, instructors will know what and how well their students are learning, promote active learning that integrates assessment, and gather information in a systematic and streamlined manner. They will also have the tools to collect solid learning outcomes and data for institutional assessment and provide evidence of their effectiveness that is so vital when seeking promotion and tenure.

(Scott Fruehwald)

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