The Place of Formative Evaluations in Assessment and Ways to Reap their Benefits
http://nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/place_formative_evaluations_as.pdf

Edward Nuhfer, University of Colorado at Denver


This paper presents several methods used in undergraduate geology classes to obtain mid-course improvements. These include teaching practices evaluation, consultation, in-class videotapes, student management teams, knowledge surveys, and classroom assessment techniques (CATs). The abstract is available on-line and the full paper can be downloaded.

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Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)Keywords: Cognitive gains, Science process skills, Teaching practices