Connecting Course Outcomes to Assessment
- Brainstorm summative and formative assessment strategies for your course learning outcomes. While you think through your assessment options, keep coming back to your learning outcomes to make sure you are providing appropriate opportunities for learners to demonstrate their progress toward and achievement of the learning outcomes. Ask yourself the following questions to guide you in this step (as suggested by Wiggins and McTighe, 2005, p. 146):
- What evidence can show that students have achieved the desired results?
- What assessment tasks and other evidence will anchor your units and thus guide our instruction?
- What should you look for, to determine the extent of student understanding?
- Review your assessments and think about what you learned about your learning outcomes as you started designing them. Consider the following questions:
- Did you realize that the focus of your learning outcomes is different than what you initially thought?
- Did you find that there were competencies that needed more emphasis than you originally thought?
- You may also find that your initial outcomes were not accurate enough, so feel free to go back and make adjustments at this time before you move further into the design process.
The Goals Picture with Hotspots below, which you recognize as + icons that you can click on to get more information. You might recognize the picture from the Feedback when I told you how I formulated the course level goals for FLOd2019. In addition, you can now read up on the assessment types that are tied to the individual goals. Navigate the information by clicking on the orange plus icons in the picture.