Other Assessment Types

Earth Wind and Fire Quiz (Formative assessment given at the start of lab sections for non-science majors) Vanessa Svihla, Activity from the Student Learning Observing and Assessing Workshop.

Do learners see what we think they see? (Acrobat (PDF) 878kB May10 05) - Paul Bierman and Christine Massey, University of Vermont
The authors explore the potential differences between what faculty expects students to see in images in the classroom and what they may actually see.

A Fractal Thinker Looks at Learning, Observing and Assessment - Ed Nuhfer, Idaho State University
This essay draws parallels between the order-in-chaos of fractal mathematics and the order-in-chaos of good teaching.

Technology-Based Assessments of Student Learning (Acrobat (PDF) 110kB May10 05) - Edys Quellmalz, SRI International
This paper summarizes design principles forged and some of the assessments developed at the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International that are particularly relevant to geoscience.

An Assessment-Based Approach for Evaluating Learning in Natural Science General Education Classes (Acrobat (PDF) 42kB Apr28 05) - David Steer, University of Akron
The author describes the use of the Geology Concepts Inventory (GCI) in evaluating the learning students achieve in the general education class, Earth Science at The University of Akron.

Designs for Assessing Foundational Data Literacy (Acrobat (PDF) 189kB May24 05) - Daniel Zalles, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
This essay describes assessments developed and piloted at SRI International that measure data literacy.

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