Assessment Homework

FROM CARALYN:

I really enjoyed our assessment discussion last Friday! Thanks for a great meeting.

If you haven’t done so already, then please complete the following assessment activity.

Part 1: Choose one or two learning outcomes that could be assessed through each of the following assessment vehicles: 1) a letter to the editor, 2) a position paper for entry to a professional school, 3) a poster for a peer poster session, 4) and a paper-and-pencil test. These do not have to be your learning outcomes from own course. For example, you might identify writing skills, ability to persuade in as learning outcomes assessed by #1; content knowledge, sense of audience, ability to take multiple perspectives in #2, etc.
Please post this to the blog.

Part 2: Identify one or two assessment vehicles for your course learning outcomes. (Please also state the course learning outcome that you’re assessing).

This is for everyone (new and old).

cheers

Caralyn

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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2 Responses to Assessment Homework

  1. klmk says:

    Choose one or two learning outcomes that could be assessed through each of the following assessment vehicles:
    1) a letter to the editor

    outcomes: disposition–advocate for middle level education; critical thinking–defend a position

    2) a position paper for entry to a professional school

    outcomes: critical thinking–synthesizing material; professional writing–using APA format;

    3) a poster for a peer poster session

    outcome: communication–oral expression of content material to show comprehension

    4) a paper-and-pencil test.

    outcome: critical thinking–make reasonable inferences

    Part 2: Identify one or two assessment vehicles for your course learning outcomes. (Please also state the course learning outcome that you’re assessing).

    • Develop as mentors, models, and facilitators of mentoring relationships at the school, district, and/or state level

    For this outcome the students have read about the topic and answered some preliminary questions regarding their own setting. Then they work in pairs to propose a comprehensive mentoring program for one of their schools. They cite literature as evidence of considering a wide range of variables. This demonstrates that they have knowledge that helps them develop as mentors (or at least what it would take to be one).

  2. rebeccacarte says:

    Learning outcomes

    1) a letter to the editor:
    outcomes: forming a logical argument; critical thinking; persuasive writing skills
    2) a position paper for entry to a professional school:
    outcomes: writing a clear, concise thesis statement; organization of ideas; composing a bibliography; MLA format
    3) a poster for a peer poster session
    outcomes: Oral synthesis of information; communication skills (eye-contact, vocabulary, body language, organization, clarity); effective usage of presentation mediums
    4) and a paper-and-pencil test:
    outcomes: content knowledge; application of theory to concrete examples; deduction and inference

    Part 2: Identify one or two assessment vehicles for your course learning outcomes. (Please also state the course learning outcome that you’re assessing).

    Outcome: Critical thinking and questioning
    Vehicle: Students are taking turns serving as discussion moderators on G.View. The student poses a question based on our current reading for the class as a whole to discuss. They monitor the discussion, and after one week write up an analysis of the discussion’s outcomes.

    Outcome: Critical thinking; content; affective application
    Vehicle: Students connect with a past event by acting as if they were a historical figure or personage from one of the class readings and act out a dialouge with a partner or group.

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