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Classroom Assessment Techniques

Classroom Assessment Techniques are formative evaluation techniques. They help you to assess how well your students understand the course content and they can inform you about the effectiveness of your teaching methods. Most of them are designed to be very quick and easy to use, while each technique provides different kinds of information.

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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University

This site defines classroom assessment techniques, provides a list of benefits, and has a chart that shows different techniques and how they can be used in class.

Using Classroom Assessment Techniques in Online Courses

Harper College

This is a great tutorial on classroom assessment techniques that include a definition as well as how to use them and also examples of some popular ones.

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

This site explains that classroom assessment techniques  are simple, non-graded, anonymous, in-class activities designed to give you and your students useful information about what they have learned.

Classroom Assessment Techniques

Schreyer Institute of Teaching Excellence, Penn State University

This document has an explanation for CATs and also provides descriptions of how they can be used.

Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) National Institute for Science Education,
University of Wisconsin
This site has succinct, self-contained,
self-instructional, web-based modules that introduce a broadly applicable technique for use in college or university SMET courses, but can be applied to other courses.