Teaching Topics: Classroom Assessment on the Fly*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Molly Knapp, AHIP <molly.knapp@utah.edu>.

How can we use assessment effectively in the classroom? Join us for a one-hour program on classroom assessment techniques. After a brief review of the types assessment out there, we’ll review a number of different methods you can use for instantaneous feedback. From low tech polling to one minute papers, you will leave this session with new ideas for assessing learning ‘on the fly’ – no gradebook required.

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/class/teaching-topics-classroom-assessment-fly/6654

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between formative and summative assessment (pre = pretest or learner interest)
  • Identify four new ways to assess learning in a face to face instructional setting
  • Understand benefits and challenges of using formative assessment in the classroom


10 mins: Opener, housekeeping & intros

                Opener: How do people use assessement? Assessment about assessment

10 mins: Definitions, types of assmt  – MK  

                Why do we do assementn

                When you can do it : formative / summative

                How: formal/informal

20 mins: Examples - JV 

                Informal / formative

10 mins: Pros, Cons & Realities MK

                What do you do with it?

                What makes it difficult?   

10 mins: conclusion, closer, questions

MLA CE Credits: 1