A Practical Guide to Assessment

Welcome to the Passport to Great Teaching Practical Guide to Assessment!

Designed for faculty at the University of Florida and all who teach in higher education, this resource presents a series of short videos on assessment topics that Dr. Brophy presents as part of his Passport to Great Teaching-Creative Assessment Faculty Development Learning Community. The Creative Assessment Learning Community is an ongoing project of the University of Florida Center of Teaching Excellence.

The videos and their associated resources are organized in modules  The videos range in length from 3-18 minutes each. Compact and straightforward, these videos and materials introduce basic topics in assessment. Additional materials will be added as they are developed.

Questions? Contact Tim Brophy, Director of Instituitonal Assessment, tbrophy@aa.ufl.edu.

Using Assessment Results Guides

APA citation: Brophy, T. S. (n.d.) A practical guide to assessment. Retrieved from https://assessment.aa.ufl.edu/faculty-resources/a-practical-guide-to-assessment/.  

The Modules:

Module

Videos & Resources

MODULE 1:

INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT

Module 1a: Basic Concepts

Video: Basic Concepts (4:52)

Resources: 

Module 1a - Basic Concepts PowerPoint

Module 1 - Pause to Think

Module 1b: Assessment Categories and Types

Video: Assessment Categories and Types (10:12) 

Resources: 

Module 1b - Assessment Categories and Types - PowerPoint

MODULE 2:

ASSESSMENT AND RUBRIC DESIGN

 

Module 2a - Technical Components of Assessment

Video: Technical Components of Assessment  (5:12)

Resources: 

Module 2 - Pause to Think

Module 2a - Technical Components of Assessment - PowerPoint

Module 2b -  Basic Elements for Developing Student Learning Outcomes

Video: Basic Elements for Developing Student Learning Outcomes (12:55)

Resources:

Module 2b - Basic Elements of Developing Student Learning Outcomes - PowerPoint

Module 2c – Assessment Classifications and Scoring Models

Video: Assessment Classitications and Scoring Models (6:49)

Resources: 

Module 2c - Assessment Classifications and Scoring Guides

Module 2d – Rubric Design

Video: Rubric Design (11:24)

Resources: 

Module 2d - Rubric Design

MODULE 3:

WRITING ITEMS FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS

Module 3 Resource - Checklist for Reviewing Selected Response Items

Module 3 Resource - List of Item Stem Templates

Module 3a – Item Types for Quizzes and Tests

Video: Item Types for Quizzes and Tests (3:11)

Resource:

Module 3a - Item Types for Quizzes and Tests PowerPoint

Module 3b – Writing Item Stems

Video: Writing Item Stems  (6:50)

Resources:

Module 3b - Writing Item Stems PowerPoint

Module 3c – Writing Answer Choices

Video: Writing Answer Choices (8:17)

Resources:

Module 3c - Writing Answer Choices PowerPoint

Module 3d – Writing Short Answer, Sentence Completion, and Extended Response Items

Video: Writing Short Answer, Sentence Completion, and Extended Response Items 

Resources: 

Module 3d - Writing Short Answer, Sentence Completion, and Extended Essay Items

Module 3e – Difficulty and Cognitive Complexity

Video: Difficulty and Cognitive Complexity (11:42)

Resources:

Module 3e - Difficulty and Cognitive Complexity PowerPoint

MODULE 4:

TEST STATISTICS AND ANALYSIS

Module 4 Resource - Assessment and Measurement Terminology

Module 4 Resource: Measures of Central Tendency Formulae

Module 4 Resource - Formulae for Reliability Studies

Module 4 Resource - Item Analysis Procedures: Difficulty & Discrimination

 

Module 4a: Introduction to Test Statistics

Video: Introduction to Test Statistics (6:48)

Resources: 

Module 4a - Introduction to Descriptive Statistics PowerPoint

Module 4b: Reliability and Validity

Video: Reliability and Validity (7:46)

Resources:

Module 4b - Validity and Reliability PowerPoint

Module 4c: Analyzing Item Difficulty and Discrimination

Video: Analyzing Item Difficulty and Discrimination (11:52)

Resources:

Module 4c - Difficulty and Discrimination PowerPoint

MODULE 5:

LONGITUDINAL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING

Module 5a: Portfolios

Video: Portfolios (12:52)

Resources:

Module 5a - Portfolios as Longitudinal Measures PowerPoint

Module 5b - Pre- and Post-testing

Video: Pre- and Post-testing (12:12)

Resources:

Module 5b - Pre-and Post-testing - PowerPoint

MODULE 6:

CONSENSUS-BASED APPROACHES

Module 6: Consensus-Based Approaches

Video: Consensus-based Assessment (18:24)

Resources:

Module 6 - Consensus-based approaches

MODULE 7:

NAVIGATING THE UF ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Module 7a: The UF Assessment System

Video:  Navigating the UF Assessment System (11:18)

Resources:

Module 7 - Navigating the UF Assessment System

Module 7b - How to Build an Interpretation and Use Argument

Video: How to Build an Interpretation and Use Argument (8:06)

Resources:

How to Write an Interpretation and Use Argument - PowerPoint