Classroom Assessment Techniques Heartland Community College IDC
CATs • Describe an issue you had in class? • What would you like to have known from your students?
CATs • What are they? • Mechanisms by which instructors can obtain useful feedback on what, how much and how well their students are learning • Adapted from Angelo and Cross, 1993
CATs How do CATs compare to “Typical Testing?” Adapted from Parkland College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
CATs Areas we can explore with CATs: Adapted from Parkland College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
CATs Adapted from Angelo and Cross, 1993 and Parkland College
CATs Self Awareness: Adapted from Svinicki, Sullivan, Greer, and Diaz, 1991.
CATs • Background • Misconception/Preconception Check • What % of US Population is African-American?
CATs • Content • One Sentence Summary • Who Does What to Whom, When, Where, How and Why? (WDWWWWHW) • Relationship between the founders and slaves. • Founders kept AA enslaved by not clearly addressing it in the Constitution in order to forge a compromise and pass the document.
CATs • Content • Pro/Con Grid • What are the reasons pro and con for passing the Constitution?
CATs • Application • Invented Dialogue • Assume the role of an Anti-Federalist arguing against the passage of the Constitution with James Madison.
CATs • On and On and On……..
CATs • References • Angelo and Cross (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques, 2nd ed. • Richlin, L. (1998). “Using CATs to Help New Instructors Develop as Teachers”, New Directions For Teaching and Learning. • Parkland College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2004) “Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)” Workshop
CATs • Sources • http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/assess-1.htm • http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/assess-2.htm • http://www.assessment.ilstu.edu/cats/minute_paper.htm
CATs • Sources (Continued) • http://www.assessment.ilstu.edu/cats/muddiest_point.htm • http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/catmain.html • http://www.sinclair.edu/about/assessment/resources/index.cfm