Developing Effective Summative Assessments


Meg Gregory

  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Via Zoom

Event Description

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 courses have summative assessments, but what does it take to make a particularly effective one? In this 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 consider best practices in assessment design that will ensure that your summative assessment is a truly authentic, equitable measure of student learning in the course.

All workshops will take place via Zoom in Spring 2021. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must plan to participate in the entire workshop in order to get credit for attendance towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.

If you have questions about the workshops in this series, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory, Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning at