Formative Assessment Cycle: Gather evidence in quizzes, observations, self-assessments; Evaluate Progress and interpret growth; Provide Feedback that is timely, specific, and meaningful; Adjust Process to update activities, add/remove checkpoints to improve the quality of evidence of progress

Formative Assessment and Success-Oriented Feedback

Formative assessment is often discussed in K-12 settings as a standard and expected part of curriculum delivery. In higher education, however, conversations about formative assessment have been somewhat more elusive. Traditionally, we rely on the high-stakes midterm, project, paper, final model which leaves little room for formative assessment that can foster growth. Using formative assessments … Continue reading Formative Assessment and Success-Oriented Feedback

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Relationship Matters: Casual Conversation as Pedagogy

The Spartans' Table initiative is BACK! by Dave Marlow When you sit down together at the Spartans' Table, you belong. Belonging is a primary factor in student retention (Costello, et al., 2022). Students who feel connected to their university are more likely to persist in their educational goals. Interacting informally at the Spartan Cafe in … Continue reading Relationship Matters: Casual Conversation as Pedagogy