Formative assessment

Each unit of the module includes student handouts and exercises that can be used for formative assessments. In addition, each unit includes a set of short answer questions that can be given to students as homework, on quizzes, or on exams.

Summative assessment

The overarching Module Goals are:

  1. Students will explore vegetation patterns within a tidal wetland and evaluate a hypothesis that salinity patterns control the distribution of native plants
  2. Students will investigate the physical and chemical controls on electrical resistivity of soils
  3. Students willevaluate how the choice of geophysical data acquisition parameters (e.g. the electrode spacing) control the resulting geophysical images of the subsurface
  4. Students will invert electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) datasets and assess the influence of errors on the inversion results
  5. Students will explore the correlation between electrical conductivity patterns from electromagnetic surveying datasets and native plant distributions

Summative assessment of these goals can be achieved via the short answer questions embedded within each unit. Alternatively, student performance on the case study exercise in unit 5 can be considered a summative assessment for the module.