Assessments That Support Student Learning view pdf
Two-page summary of key points and factors from the review paper “Conditions Under Which Assessment Supports Student Learning,” including CWSEI suggestions on implementing good assessment and feedback without spending excessive time marking.
Student Peer Review
Jessica Dawson (STLF in CS) prepared two documents on the use of student peer evaluation based on a literature review and discussions with instructors who have used it. The first document Introduction to Student Peer Review
is a brief five page overview of what peer review is as well as the advantages and challenges of implementing peer review; it includes an annotated bibliography. The second document Resources and Guidance for Student Peer Review
contains a detailed checklist of issues that should be considered when thinking about implementing peer review, as well as an overview of peer review software systems available as of fall 2014.
Creating good homework problems (and grading them) view pdf
This 2-pager gives tips on how to create effective homework problems. The essential features for making homework a major contributor to student learning are: (1) there is challenging and prolonged practice of the components of expert thinking the student is to learn, (2) the student is motivated to invest the necessary time and effort, and (3) the student gets feedback on their practice that gives them guidance as to how they can improve. (2 pages; by Carl Wieman; updated August 2016)
Two-Stage Exams view pdf
In a two-stage exam, students first complete and turn in the exam individually and then, working in small groups, answer the exam questions again. Students receive immediate, targeted feedback on their solutions from their peers and see alternative approaches to the problems. This document discusses the benefits of two-stage exams and gives practical implementation tips. (2 pages)
How to Prepare Better Multiple-Choice Test Items: Guidelines for University Faculty view pdf
An excellent guide for the creation of good multiple choice test questions, including discussion about when and how multiple choice tests are best used and avoiding common flaws. Hosted at the Brigham Young University Testing Center resource page
, which has guidance documents on writing other types of test questions as well.
Rubric for evaluating student presentations view pdf
Rubric for peer evaluation of students' "News Reports" presentations in EOSC 310, prepared by Sara Harris in Earth and Ocean Sciences with input from many others.
WSU Critical and Integrative Thinking Rubric view pdf
An excellent guide developed at Washington State University for rating critical and integrative thinking.