Assessment Series

Description

The Assessment Series includes two to four workshops a year that address a range of assessment topics, such as:

  • designing effective rubrics
  • writing multiple-choice questions to assess higher order thinking
  • designing effective essay questions
  • item analysis for multiple-choice questions
  • assessing learning online.

2022-23 Series

Writing good multiple-choice (MC) items is difficult and writing MC items that effectively assess higher order thinking is even more difficult. In this session, we will look at what is meant by higher order thinking, different types of MC items that capture higher order thinking, and guidelines for writing these items. We will also spend some time actually writing them.

Presenters: Mike Atkinson (Department of Psychology) & Ken N. Meadows (Centre for Teaching and Learning)


Series Information

Upcoming Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.

Audience

New and/or experienced Western instructors, librarians, and archivists from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Registration

Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section. Select Event Calendar and select the program you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  3. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  4. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account. 
 If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our help guide or contact ctl@uwo.ca.

Offered

Typically two to four times per year.  Check Event Calendar for future dates.

Slides from Past Sessions

2021-22 Series

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

October 19, 2021

The Good, the Bad and The Ugly: Item Analysis for Multiple-Choice Exams

November 17, 2021

2020-21 Series

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Higher Order Thinking

October 28, 2020

Designing Effective Take Home Exams

November 19, 2020; Take Home Exams Resource Document

Implementing Group Exams and Group Projects

February 9 and 22, 2021

Strategies for Effective and Efficient Grading

March 8, 2020

2019-20 Series

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Higher Order Thinking

October 23, 2019

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Item Analysis for Multiple Choice Exams

February 26, 2020

2018-19 Series

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Higher Order Thinking

October 29, 2018

An Introduction to Teaching and Assessing with Cases

March 25, 2019

2017-18 Series

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

October 23, 2017

Assessing with Rubrics

November 14, 2017

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: Item Analysis for Multiple-Choice Exams

March 5, 2018


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