November 12, 2014
|Featuring||Dr. Jay Rasmussen|
|Location||University Library, Fireside Lounge|
|Instructions for Guests||Get maps and directions to Bethel University.|
|Sponsors||Faculty Development and Friends of the BU Library.|
How well written are your quizzes, tests, and exams? Exploring this question, before entering the “season” of final exams, is critical in terms of obtaining valid and reliable assessment information. This “Talk About Teaching” session will provide the background necessary to create/revise high quality TF, short answer, matching, multiple-choice, and essay items.
The session focuses on:
- General principles of effective assessment
- Validity and reliability
- Appropriate uses of traditional assessment
- Typical problems with instructor-made tests
- Avoiding common clues for the test-wise student.
Additionally, a handout will be provided that details the advantages, disadvantages, writing considerations, and samples for each item type. A second handout addresses issues related to understanding and reducing test anxiety.
Contact Ann Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.635.8717.