Assessments are an important part of teaching – they help determine how much students understand or retain the course material. Iowa State University outlines the benefits of Classroom Assessment Techniques and describes a variety of informal techniques instructors can put into practice.

These tool can:

  • Provide feedback for immediate change
  • Nurture the teaching learning relationship process with the student
  • Address the misconceptions immediately

They can reveal:

  • Course related knowledge
  • Student attitudes, values and self-awareness
  • Reactions to instruction methods

Performing assessments through out the term can help improve the student learning experience and also help the instructor adjust teaching throughout the course delivery.


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