Tufts graduate students in the Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall (Ian MacLellan for Tufts University)

There are many approaches to assessing student learning including formal or graded measures of assessment, and more informal, often ungraded, feedback opportunities.  A holistic plan of assessment is sustainable, providing formative and summative feedback within the course, and providing learners with the skills to meet their future learning needs.  As you develop your assessment strategies for a course consider the following approaches:

Design an Assessment Plan

Educational Technology

Canvas has a useful Quiz tool for creating assessments to give in or out of class. Learn more . . .

Align Assessments with Learning Objectives

It is critical to identify specific and measurable learning objectives to be able to develop effective assessments to measure the student’s knowledge and skill attainment.

Make Assessments Sustainable

Sustainable assessment is the approach of building students’ skills in self-assessment. This prepares students to meet their future learning needs by providing them with the skills to make judgments on the quality of their own work and the efficacy of their own process.

Include both Formative and Summative Feedback

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