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Assessment Ideas and Resources

Identify final assessments that demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes. (Handling Exams When Your Course Unexpectedly Moves Online)

Assess various aspects of student learning:


Include regular checks for understanding and low-stakes, formative assessments of student progress. (20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom ; Putting the Form in Formative Assessments)


In lieu of multiple choice exams, consider exams that require problem solving and critical thinking.


Consider final projects that demonstrate competency in learning outcomes (e.g., papers, presentations, portfolios, projects, sample lesson plans, translations, etc.). (Alternative Approaches to Assessment & Ideas for Adapting Assessment for Remote Teaching)


Consider oral conversations or interviews with students to test language, critical thinking, and understanding of course material (via Synth, Zoom or phone)