Summative assessments are designed to evaluate how much students have learned in a unit or a course. These assessments are often high-stakes, graded, and formal. The vast majority of college classes have summative assessments, but what does it take to make a particularly effective one? In this advanced-level workshop, we will discuss the benefits of using various assessment techniques (exams, papers, and alternative assessments) and aligning your assessments with course goals. Overall, we will examine how to design an assessment so that it is a truly authentic measure of student learning in the course.
This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must participate in the entire workshop to get credit towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.
Note that this workshop is geared towards teaching in STEM disciplines. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Shaina Rowell, Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning.