Classroom Assessment Techniques
“Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught.” (from The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching)
Classroom Assessment Techniques allow faculty to make adjustments to their teaching practices to make them more effective for learning. These simple assessment techniques give faculty quick feedback about student learning; they can also provide students with evidence of their own learning. Even more importantly, they can help students identify and correct misconceptions and make adjustments in their learning strategies.
There are dozens of easy-to-adopt classroom assessment techniques, outlined in our resources below.
- Some CATs with separate pages on the knowledgebase include:
- 50 CATs by Angelo and Cross (pdf)
- Classroom Assessment Techniques – Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide
- An Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques (pdf)
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