Use formal and informal, formative and summative, assessment strategies to evaluate student learning.

Teaching Guides

Assessing Student’s Prior Knowledge

Assessing Student’s Prior Knowledge

Students do not come into our courses as blank slates, but rather with knowledge gained in other courses and though daily life.

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Sample Rubrics

Sample Rubrics

Understand both Holistic and Analytic Rubrics and use these examples for classroom instruction

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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Infographic related to Student Learning Outcomes

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Ladder of Feedback

Ladder of Feedback

The “Ladder of Feedback” is an approach to assessing for understanding that establishes a culture of trust and constructive support among your students.

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Classroom Application

Stories

Improving the Assessment Process through Technology

Improving the Assessment Process through Technology

According to the literature, assessment must be an ongoing process that provides opportunities for feedback. When students get feedback, they can see where they need to improve before it is too late. On the other hand, when instructors know where the students are regarding knowledge and skills, they can adjust the learning experience to meet […]

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What Are Kirkwood Students Thinking in Class?

What Are Kirkwood Students Thinking in Class?

“What can students’ thoughts during my classes reveal about the factors that most affect their attention to and interest in the material being presented?”

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English Language Testing from There to Here

English Language Testing from There to Here

Jeremy Slagoski, instructional designer at KCELT, facilitated a presentation about English language testing at Kirkwood Community College and countries where many international students come from.  You can view the prezi here: http://prezi.com/gepss08wtn5x/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy To provide a more in-depth perspective of English language tests at Kirkwood, ELA instructor Ryan Dehner gave a presentation on the tests English […]

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Clear and Measurable Course Outcomes: A strategic plan

Clear and Measurable Course Outcomes: A strategic plan

Last week, KCELT hosted its first Learning Institute.  David Keller, Kirkwood’s curriculum and assessment specialist, presented a strategic plan on Wednesday, August 14th. To access all the slides to his presentation, please click on this link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B997q4eBawmrYXlvcTYtSTExdTg/edit?usp=sharing Below are pictures of the participants engaging in group work activities in Dr. Keller’s session.  

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ACT Compass Placement Testing: Connecting to Kirkwood

ACT Compass Placement Testing: Connecting to Kirkwood

Jana Hanson from Institutional Research facilitated this presentation at KCELT’s Learning Institute. She presented with a panel from ACT as indicated below. You can view all the PowerPoint slides on PDF by going to this URL: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B997q4eBawmrWHoyeFdmY2FWT2M/edit?usp=sharing

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