Assessment Short Course


The Assessment Short Course supports you in designing a major assessment. You will clarify your learning outcomes and the best way to learn and assess them. In the end, you will have completed the design of the assessment task and learned how to plan formative assessment related to it. This course can be used towards Teaching Certification with GMCTL for faculty members.

Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Connections: 

  • 2.1.1 - I articulate the type and difficulty of learning, given the students in my context;
  • 2.1.2 - I create outcomes that are active, and have all three parts (active vereb, content, context);
  • 3.1.1 - I select assessment strategies, both formative and summative, aligned to an outcome;
  • 3.1.2 - I design formative and summative tools (rubrics, checklists, rating scales, etc.) that make learning outcomes and success criteria manageable and explicit;
  • 3.2.1 - I give students multiple opportunities to learn though practice and feedback, so they have sufficient time and support to reflect and improve (assessment for learning);
  • 3.2.2 - I generate assessment tasks that are inclusive and transparent measures of student learning, so students have equitable opportunities to demonstrate their learning

Timing: 4 sessions - 1.5 hours each


 Next session begins October 18, 2023

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