STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Exams can take many forms but well-designed exams should, like courses, take design/delivery/assessment into account for iterative improvement through time.
Useful resources on Exam preparation:
Berkeley Graduate Division Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center. (2020). Grading student work. https://gsi.berkeley.edu/gsi-guide-contents/grading-intro/
While geared to graduate instructors, tips and resources are useful for all faculty wishing to improve their assessment of students. Brief overview followed by links to more information: Before You Grade (Grading Policies, Assignment Design, Taxonomy of Learning Objectives [Explain What You Want Your Students to Do], Statement of Grading Criteria), Grading Rubrics (Steps in the Process, Examples of Rubric Creation, Practice Creating a Rubric, Rubric Worksheet for an Essay, Practice Using a Rubric, Generic Essay Rubric), Tips for Grading Efficiently, Calculating Grades, Communicating with Students (Writing Comments on Student Work, Practice Commenting on Sample Papers, Returning Student Work, Helping Students Understand Their Grades), and Additional Resources. Includes summary PDF.
University of South Florida Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. (2020). Writing test questions. https://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/writing-test-questions.aspx
Brief overview list of considerations for test writing, constructing true/false items, constructing matching items, construction completion items, and constructing open-ended and essay items. Includes summary PDF.
Tags: IPS IA; IPS CritT; IPS CreaT; IPS WC; IPS OC; IPS R; IPS QL; IPS IL; IPS T; IPS PS; PSR CE; PSR IKC; PSR ER; PSR LL; PSR GL; IAL IntL; CompQ
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Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: July 20 2021