Assessing Student Learning: Evaluating Different Methods

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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The webinar starts at 12:00 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 12:05 p.m. 


Assessing Student Learning: Evaluating Different Methods is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to CTE Office. 


Student learning is ‘assessed’ in its most basic form via grades. But grades should only be the end result of a series of measures, or assessments, implemented by instructors to fully evaluate what students are actually learning and understanding. Depending on the assessment method used, instructors can measure “in the moment” a student’s level of comprehension (relative to Bloom’s Taxonomy), critical thinking, skill development, and achievement of learning outcomes. Not only do good assessments help students learn in tandem with instruction, they also engage students directly with the material and provide feedback to the instructor as to quality of instruction so that corrections can be made as needed.

Assessment types will certainly vary depending on the content, course structure and size, delivery modality, and individual instructor. This session will highlight the breadth and scope of assessment methods, both formal and informal, and best practices for implementation whether in small or large classes, online or face-to-face. Practice examples will be shown to illustrate the value of different assessment types that effectively and objectively measure achievement of different kinds of learning outcomes.


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Michelle Hardee
TA Training Program Manager
Center for Teaching Excellence

Michelle L. Hardee is the program manager for graduate student TA programs in the Center for Teaching Excellence. She received her Ph.D. in marine science from the University of South Carolina. Throughout her 24-year teaching career, Michelle has been actively involved in marine science education and teacher training. She taught throughout her graduate program, as an instructor at Coastal Carolina University and as an adjunct professor of geology at the College of Charleston, and is currently an instructor in the Marine Science Program at UofSC.