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Summative assessments evaluate student learning according to a benchmark.

Formative vs. Summative Assessment

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.

Student Presentations

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.