There are many assessment strategies not covered by the terms mentioned in this lesson. However, understanding these terms is a good start to realizing possible assessment strategies.
Review this list of various assessment strategies and methods. As you have practiced recognizing definitions and terms, the contents of the list should be familiar to you.
A variety of assessment options
- tests--standardized, locally developed (true/false, multiple choice, essay, etc.), and oral
- performance appraisals, simulations, and other competency-based measures
- self-reports or third-part reports--surveys, exit interviews, reports from employers, etc.
- behavioral observations and projects
- portfolios of student work—may include papers, assignments, artifacts
- classroom assessments
Other methods of assessment
- focus groups in which learners are asked about learning, attitudes, methods of teaching used, etc.
- satisfaction surveys
- learning logs or research diaries
- self-assessment in which learners perform a task and judge how well they feel they performed
- capstone courses, in which students synthesize and apply what they know
- case studies
After all this, how do you plan to handle assessment in your online classroom so that your students can celebrate what they have learned by demonstrating it to you and others?
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