Assessment of Module Goals
The summative assessment is designed to assess the overarching module goals.
Students will be able to:
- Quantitatively analyze GPS data and interpret the geoscientific cause of the GPS motion.
- Draw on GPS data to make societal recommendations relative to earthquake hazards, glacial change, and water resource management.
Assessments within Units
Summative assessments are included on the four unit pages within this module. These assessments include:
- The student activity handouts for each unit, particularly Activity 3 for Units 2, 3, and 4.
- Additional assessment questions for Units 2, 3, and 4. These questions include:
- Open-response assessment questions that ask questions similar to the "big" questions in the student activity handouts. They require students to transfer skills and knowledge learned while doing the activity to a related important societal issue, using data from different GPS stations.
- Multiple choice questions. These questions are written to specifically address unit learning outcomes and module goals using a multiple choice format that instructors may find easier to implement and grade.
Additional Assessment Questions
In addition to the summative assessments for each of the units, additional questions are given. These open-response questions relate to multiple units and can be used as homework or exam questions. Students should complete at least two of the following units: Units 2, 3, or 4. They are written to address Module Goals 1 and 2.
Assessment handout with additional questions
- Student version
- Instructor version:
- GPS data graphs separately:
- In case you wish to print out the graphs in a larger size.