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Tests, Assignments, and Projects

Tests, assignments and projects are all methods to assess the students learning in a course.  Careful planning is essential for each course to determine which of these methods will be used.  The following sites offer information and guides for faculty in using these assessment techniques.

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Assessment and evaluation in higher education: Some concepts and principles

The National Academy for Academic Leadership

This document provides a general summary of the state of assessment and evaluation and discusses some of the different types of assessment.

Developing Objectives and Relating them to Assessment

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

This site is a guide on how to design assignments and tests to achieve student learning outcomes.

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions that Demand Critical Thinking

Teaching Effectiveness Program, University of Oregon

This site suggests that multiple choice questions can be developed for higher level critical thinking.  It also provides some guidelines for how to develop these types of questions.

How to Write Better Tests: A Handbook for Improving Test Construction Skills

Evaluation Services & Testing,
Indiana University - Bloomington

This site was designed to help instructors write better tests-better in that they more closely assess instructional objectives and assess them more accurately.

Grading And Testing

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

This site provides some good information about grades in general and also about testing and calculating grades.