assessment design and implementation



Part 1: Fieldwork

Develop assessments aligned to objectives for your educational setting. Design two exemplar assessments. The design of these assessments may be similar to those you already use in your own teaching practice or may differ from what you are currently using—as long as each assessment explicitly aligns with research-based approaches. Decide which research-based approaches to assessment you will use in the design of these assessments. Remember that you may not use the same approach for both assessments.

Part 1: Deliverable

For each of your exemplar assessments provide:

  • A rationale for how the assessment will be evaluated (rubric, percentage, et cetera).
  • An explanation of research best practices behind the assessment approach.
  • A description of the learning objectives to which the assessment is aligned.

Also do the following:

  • Describe the students who took or will take each assessment.
  • Identify each assessment as formative or summative.
  • Identify the research-supported approach on which each assessment is based.
  • Include a copy of each assessment and, if applicable, the rubric or scoring guide.

Part 2: Fieldwork

Implement the assessments you designed in your educational setting. Collect the data from the assessments.

Part 2: Deliverable

For each implementation, evaluate your assessment implementations against research-based practices:

  • Analyze the implementation experience.
    • What went as expected?
    • What did not go as expected?
    • What would you do differently next time?
    • Reflect on any student feedback.
  • Analyze the extent to which the assessment experience aligned with your expectations in terms of what you have read in the professional literature.

Then, compare the two implementation experiences in terms of overall effectiveness, as measured by:

  • The validity and reliability of the data collected.
  • The “fit” with your educational setting. (Consider the culture of your educational environment, receptivity of colleagues and other stakeholders, administrative support, et cetera.)

Resources: Authentic Assessment

Resources: Cultural Aspects of Assessment

Resources: Data in Assessment