S'24 Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching & Learning, wksp #6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

    Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 11:30 AM until 1:00 PMCentral Standard Time UTC -06:00

    Armory Room 182
    505 E Armory Ave
    Champaign, IL 61820
    United States

    Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

    Theme: "Outstanding teachers... know what and how their students learn"

     “they achieved remarkable success in helping their students learn in ways that made a sustained, sustainable, and positive influence on how those students think, act, and feel.” 

    K. Bain, What the best college teachers do

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    You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guaranteed.

    Session 6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

    Have you heard your students say this?

    • “We weren’t taught that” 
    • “This test is too hard and too long” 
    • “This quiz was useless”

    The task of assessing and grading student learning is one of the most complex and stressful responsibilities of the faculty member and, at the same time, one of the most important.  It is critical that the assessment of our students is fair, reliable, valid, and relevant. Different test items serve different purposes and we will learn how to write the most effective items using the key principles of test construction. This is an opportunity to “test” your own test items!  We'll address the above questions and more in this highly interactive workshop. Handouts with sample assessment forms will be provided. 

    *This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.

    Please mark these dates on your calendar

    Wed, Feb. 7, 2024         Session 1:  Informal (IEF) & Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning: “I wish I had known that earlier”

    Wed, Feb. 14, 2024       Session 2: A Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure

    Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary         Teachers (Introductory Session).  NOTE TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am

    Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 4: The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part II)  Active Teaching = Active Engaged Learning by Our Students

    Wed, Feb. 28, 2024       Session 5: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn Better

    Thurs, Feb. 29, 2024      Annual Faculty Retreat "The Evolving, Engaged Learner in a Digital World” Note Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

    Wed, March 6, 2024      Session 6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

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