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Align Assessments or Assessment Methods

Assessments should provide us, the instructors, and the students with evidence of how well the students have learned what we intend them to learn. What we want students to learn and be able to do should guide the choice and design of the assessment. There are two major reasons for aligning assessments with learning objectives. First, alignment increases the probability that we will provide students with the opportunities to learn and practice the knowledge and skills that will be required on the various assessments we design. Second, when assessments and…

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Assessment Methods or Assessment Methodologies

When considering assessment methods, it is particularly useful to think first about what qualities or abilities you are seeking to engender in the learners. Thinking critically and making judgements (Developing arguments, reflecting, evaluating, assessing, judging) Essay Report Journal Letter of Advice to …. (about policy, public health matters …..) Present a case for an interest group Prepare a committee briefing paper for a specific meeting Book review (or article) for a particular journal Write a newspaper article for a foreign newspaper Comment on an article’s theoretical perspective Solving problems and…

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Common assessment tasks

Common assessment tasks There are many different assessment tasks you can use to assess your students. The following will help you choose the right assessment task. Remember that whatever assessment task you decide to use, it should be clearly aligned with the learning outcomes and teaching and learning activities in your course. 6.1 Short form test Short form tests are also known as objective tests. They include multiple choice, completion (or cloze), true-false and matching types, of which multiple choice is the most commonly used. A multiple choice test item…

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