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Test Creation and Assessment

The Center for Teaching Excellence presents a Seminar by Jennifer Blue, Marianne Cotugno and Beth Dietz.

We will begin this workshop by exploring the question: Why test? From there, attendees will have the opportunity to learn and practice strategies for designing "tests" that assess student learning outcomes. Attendees will receive resources that will help them construct tests and evaluation rubrics. This workshop will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to bring a test they've used in the past as well as the student learning outcomes for a course they teach.
Jennifer Blue, Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Teaching Associate, Physics. She teaches physics and astronomy to science majors and non-scientists alike. She also teaches the core courses for the Certificate in College Teaching, including the GSTEP course. Her research is in physics education, focusing on finding opportunities for all students to learn.
Marianne Cotugno is an Associate Professor of English on the Middletown campus with teaching and research interests in professional writing and American literature.
Beth Dietz is Professor of Psychology and holds appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, computer-supported interaction, and sport fans. She has interests in assessment and alternative (to teaching evaluations) measures of teaching effectiveness.

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