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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Connecting the Dots for a Clearer Picture

Image adapted from the artwork of gapingvoid, (Source) By Toni DiMella Higher education is a key factor in creating economic mobility as the majority of “good jobs”, as defined by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, require at least a bachelor’s degree (Carnevale et al., 2017; Carnevale et al., 2018). This economic … Continue reading Connecting the Dots for a Clearer Picture

The Myth of the Digital Native

Image from "The Myths of the Digital Native" by C. Flathery (2015) By Toni DiMella We’ve all heard the claims. Today’s students are tech-savvy with a short attention span and need to experience content in multiple ways, often simultaneously. Those born after 1984 have never known the world without technology. They grew up on Nintendo, … Continue reading The Myth of the Digital Native