Effective best practices in assessment have been around for decades – there isn’t much that is ‘new’ or ‘current’ - much of it is just solid practice that has been presented and researched many times.
Carnegie Mellon University leads in research, publications, innovation and knowledge. Check out the sections of this website from their Teaching Excellence and Education Innovation Centre.
- Basics of Assessing Teaching and Learning – Skim through sub-sections on alignment, formative vs. summative, grading vs. assessment
- How to Assess Students’ Prior Knowledge – Skim through performance-based prior knowledge and prior knowledge self-assessments
- How to Assess Learning – Skim through sections on creating assignments, creating exams, using classroom assessment techniques, using concept maps, concept tests, assessing group work and creating and using rubrics
- Examples and Tools: By Faculty; By Type
Assessment in Higher Education
James, R., McInnis, C., & Devlin, M. (2002). Ideas, strategies and resources for quality in student assessment. Centre for the Study for Higher Education for the Australian Universities Teaching Committee.