T is for Training Bookshelf: Classroom Assessment Techniques
Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross co-wrote the book Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition. Angelo was in Syracuse in mid-October to give a workshop on the topic, which T is for Training regular, Jill, attended. (Presentation slides. Handout.) Angelo is a truly engaging instructor. It can be tough to be an instructor teaching a roomful of instructors (because we’re opinionated and hard to impress), yet he showed us that we all could learn to be better in the classroom.
Assessing students in a classroom – or workshop – situation is something every trainer or instructor needs to do. Angelo provides ideas on how to make assessment part of the instructor. He also talks about how to obtain actionable feedback from our students.
If assessment is a topic of interest to you, go find this book at your library. If you interested in this topic, but don’t want to read a book, look at this handout for a few specific techniques.