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Efficient and Effective Planning: Build your Teaching Toolkit - Helping Your Students Check Their Progress: Goal-Oriented Assessments

This event is part of series:

May 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Andres Aranda-Diaz & Alexa Wnorowski

This workshop sets the foundation for instructors to develop assessment activities that align with course or module learning goals. So you can develop a framework to assess students’ progress, participants will be introduced to formative assessment and will learn multiple strategies to assess student performance. Participants will have practical training in aligning assignments and assessments with learning goals. Throughout, we will highlight ways to make your teaching inclusive and to actively engage students to improve their learning outcomes.


  • Discuss the value of using formative assessment to inform teaching
  • Evaluate the alignment of an assignment with learning goals
  • Compare types of assessments and select an appropriate strategy to evaluate student performance
  • Studio session: Create in-class and take-home activities to assess attainment of learning goals using Bloom’s taxonomy


Follow-Up Studio Session: Tuesday, May 26, 1:00pm–2:00pm

In this optional post-workshop studio session, participants will have the opportunity to write and peer review real assessment activities.

**Tuesday participants must attend the prior Thursday session and do a prework assignment**

This program counts toward the Postdoc Teaching Certificate.