The Place of Formative Evaluations in Assessment and Ways to Reap their Benefits

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