Assessing Student Learning
Student assessment is, arguably, the centerpiece of the teaching and learning process and therefore the subject of much discussion in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Without some method of obtaining and analyzing evidence of student learning, we can never know whether our teaching is making a difference. That is, teaching requires some process through which we can come to know whether students are developing the desired knowledge and skills, and therefore whether our instruction is effective. Learning assessment is like a magnifying glass we hold up to students’ learning to discern whether the teaching and learning process is functioning well or is in need of change.
The Center for Teaching’s Joe Bandy created and narrated these videos for Vanderbilt University’s Online Course Design Institute. As a result, the narration includes some references to other institute modules.
Part 1 Introduction to Learning Assessment
Part 2 Engaging and Generative Assessments
Part 3 Evaluation and Communication
Part 4 Inclusive and Equitable Assessment
Part 5 Collaborative Assessment
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