Summative assessments evaluate student learning according to a benchmark.
Tests and Quizzes
Many of us were educated on a model of testing that involved one or two tests each semester. Typically, students took a midterm and a final, with an occasional third exam thrown in for good measure. Research shows that using tests that are more frequently given, rather than once or twice a semester can enhance student learning. No matter how often you give them, it’s important to create test questions that truly test student’s level of learning. These resources will guide you through some best practices for creating strong questions that demonstrate learning without testing your patience.
- Exams and Quizzes Best Practices
- Designing the Essentials: Outcomes, Assessment and the Syllabus
- Designing Test Questions
- Best Practices for Designing and Grading Exams
- 10 Tips to Refine Your Course Assessments
- Designing Effective Assessments
- A Short Guide to Writing Effective Test Questions
- How Do I Create Tests for My Students?
- Creating Multiple Choice Tests
- 14 Rules for Writing Multiple Choice Questions
- Writing Multiple Choice Questions that Demand Critical Thinking
- Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (available in the UTSA library)
- Easily Create and Manage Online Assessment with Respondus®
- Tests That Grade Themselves
- Using Extra Credit Questions as a Motivational Tool
- Helping Students Memorize, Tips from Cognitive Science
- Learning that Lasts: Helping Students Remember and Use What You Teach
- Writing Effective Essay Questions
Presentation skills are highly sought after in the workplace. They also add another tool for assessing student learning. Whether you are assigning a 3 minute report or a 30 minute group presentation, it’s important to have the right tools for assignments, instruction and assessment. Click here to access our presentation resources.