The traditional exam has been much-maligned in higher education. Educators bulk at the notion of “teaching to the test.” But are tests, or teaching to tests, really bad things when the test questions are well-designed, challenging, and provoke critical thinking?
During this workshop, we’ll explore how to create better test questions and practice composing test questions which are both clear and rigorous.
As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
This is the third workshop in the Become a Grading Guru series.
The series includes:
Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. We recommend that participants enroll in the first workshop in the series, The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback,before completing Designing Better Test Questions if possible, because it includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in other workshops in this series.
This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, visit the Teaching Center's website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.