Assessment and Test Question brown bag lunches

Do you want help writing your quiz or exam questions? Do you have questions about your questions? Come and join your peers and Dr. Kim Meyer, Director of the Center for Innovative Learning and Assistant Professor, for a brown bag lunch to improve existing questions and write new questions for your tests and quizzes. Bring[…]

Critical Thinking, Assessment and Motivation with Ron Carriveau, Ph.D.

Join the Center for Innovative Learning as we meet and talk assessment Dr. Ron Carriveau on January 12 and 27. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is included in this session. Ronald Carriveau earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Arizona. He has extensive experience in outcomes, assessment, and standards development as a consultant,[…]

Using PeerWise to Engage Students

What is PeerWise? PeerWise is an online repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by students. Typically, at the beginning of a term, a course using PeerWise begins with an empty repository. This grows gradually as the course progresses and students author and contribute relevant questions. All activity remains anonymous to[…]

Assessment Resources

The most fundamental question that an assessment effort seeks to answer, whether on the course-level or program-level is: are your students learning what you intend? Assessment is therefore focused on learning outcomes and looks at teaching and decisions that teachers make as contributions to student learning. The following resources will help you make informed decisions[…]

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

In addition to Bloom’s Taxonomy for describing curriculum, assessment of curriculum should use the four levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Each level examines how the students think and are being assessed. The four DOK levels: Recall/Reproduction of a fact, information or a procedure by the learner. Skill/Concept Application where the learner uses information[…]

Challenging Students To Think about What They’re Learning: Higher Order Thinking Questions

Challenging Students To Think about What They’re Learning: Constructing Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Multiple Choice Questions This seminar will assist faculty in constructing multiple choice questions that go beyond mere recall of facts and assessment of understanding of concepts. Faculty will participate in a hands-on exercise to create questions which can assess application, analysis, and[…]

Multiple Choice Question Item Construction

Step One: Before Test Construction Begins Define learning outcomes to be assessed by the test questions Construct a test matrix or blueprint to track learning outcomes and multiple choice questions Once you know the learning outcomes and item types you want to include in your test you should create a test matrix or blueprint. This[…]