Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development

 

Resources for Essential Competencies

Assessment as a Tool for Learning

Valencia educators will develop student growth through consistent, timely formative and summative measures, and promote students’ abilities to self-assess. Assessment practices will invite student feedback on the teaching and learning process as well as on student achievement.  

Resources and Courses

  • Resources for Assessment include professional literature, practical examples, and applications in diverse disciplines.
  • Faculty development Courses are designed to expand your expertise in Assessment.  All courses related to Assessment begin with the prefix, ASMT. 
  • To search for the following ASMT course offerings click here. Please note:  Not all courses are offered every year.

 

Overview of Assessment- Narrated Presentation

Courses

ASMT 2121 Assessment as a Tool for Learning
Assessment at its best promotes students’ learning; it doesn’t just measure it. This seminar explores how to align learning outcomes with learning opportunities to create an effective assessment cycle. Participants will learn how to use formative and summative assessment methods, ensure alignment between learning activities and assessments, promote students’ self-assessment, and use regular, systematic feedback in the learning cycle. NOTE: This course is part of the TLA Core Seminar series and open to all faculty.

LCTS 1110 Teaching in Our Learning College
This scenarios-based course introduces the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator and provides faculty with tools and resources to become more effective, learning-centered instructors. Note: This course is required for the Associate Faculty Certification Program.

 

Resources

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ASMT 2228 Authentic Assessment (not currently offered)
In this course, participants will examine assessment methods that require students to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills.


ASMT 3353 Authentic Learning and Online Assessment
Concepts and best practice strategies from current literature about learning-centered online testing and grading are presented. Participants will share strategies and suggestions to design and improve online authentic assessments. Note: This online course is required for Digital Professor Certification.

 

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ASMT 2122 Classroom Assessment Techniques
This introductory course examines classroom assessment techniques that promote student learning through consistent, timely, formative measures. Also examined will be assessment practices that invite student feedback on the teaching and learning process, as well as on student achievement. In order to complete the weekly assignments, participants should be teaching a course while enrolled.

 

Resources

Courses

ASMT 2122 Classroom Assessment Techniques
This introductory course examines classroom assessment techniques that promote student learning through consistent, timely, formative measures. Also examined will be assessment practices that invite student feedback on the teaching and learning process, as well as on student achievement. In order to complete the weekly assignments, participants should be teaching a course while enrolled.

ASMT 3222 Strengthening Teaching and Learning through the Results of Your Student Assessment of Instruction
This course will introduce faculty members to the basics of student assessment of instruction at Valencia College through our online course evaluation system, including ways of increasing student participation.  Advanced topics will also be covered such as the development of customized evaluation questions, the development of formative midterm assessment measures, and strategies for acting on your results in terms of teaching practices and professional portfolio development.

 

 

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ASMT 2227 Understanding and Designing Rubrics
In this online, interactive course, participants will learn the elements of rubric construction and examine a variety of models to use in creating their own discipline-specific rubrics.

ASMT 3220 Implementing Rubrics for Program Assessment
This course has been designed as an interactive working session for faculty implementing rubrics for the review of student work across course sections / courses.  Faculty members participating from the same programs will be invited to use their own student work.  The session will cover sampling, inter-rater reliability, norming of review teams, and the consistent application of criteria to student artifacts and assignments for the assessment of program learning outcomes.

 

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ASMT 2226 Online Course Summative Assessment
This course is designed to introduce the topic of assessment in online courses to those who are thinking about teaching online or who are in the initial stages of teaching online. It is designed to acquaint participants with best practices in online assessment, concentrating on summative assessment, and to have participants apply what they have learned in an online environment.

ASMT 2229 Assess Higher Order Thinking Through Multiple Choice Questions
In this course, faculty members will enhance their ability to develop, test, and revise multiple choice questions drawing on hands-on activities using examples from Valencia College faculty. Issues of validity including reliability will be included in the conversation.


See also Learning-centered Teaching Strategies

 

Faculty Resources for Multiple Choice Question Design:

Multiple Choice Question Development and Design- Facilitated by Steven Downing

On Friday, October 12, 2012 Dr. Steven Downing visited Valencia to facilitate two faculty trainings on Multiple Choice Question Design. Links to resources from these trainings are available below.

Please check out the Faculty Development catalog or contact their office for future workshops on multiple choice questions.

Presentation Power Point


Resources:


Written Tests: Constructed-Response and Selected-Response Formats- Downing
The Effects of Violating Standard Item Writing Principles on Tests and Students- Downing
Revised Taxonomy of Multiple Choice Item Writing Guidelines- Downing
A Review of Multiple-Choice Item-Writing Guidelines Classroom Assessment- Haladyna, et al.
Constructing Written Test Questions- Case and Swanson

About Steven Downing Steven's Biography Steven's CV

 

Want to learn more about resources
to support faculty use of scanners, scantron forms,
and other support to individually create and score multiple
choice question exams in your classes?

Please contact your campus representative to find out more.
East Campus: Alison Langevin
Osceloa Campus: Nancy Scoltock
West Campus: Charles Fox

 

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Important Program Assessment Planning Dates for Fall and Spring

 

Resources

Courses

ASMT 3232 Quality Matters: Peer Reviewer Training
This course will explore the Quality Matters project and processes and will prepare the participant to be part of an initiative that impacts the design of online courses and ultimately, student success. After successfully completing this course, participants will be eligible to serve on a Valencia Quality Matters peer course review. Note: This course is required for Digital Professor Certification.

ASMT 3234 Quality Matters: Refresher Training
This course is designed to highlight the changes to the Quality Matters Rubric and prepare participants to conduct internal Quality Matters reviews using the updated Quality Matters Rubric. Prerequisite: this course is for participants who have already taken ASMT 3232, QM: Peer Reviewer Training.

ASMT 3235 Quality Matters: Peer Review Panel Training
The purpose of this course is to prepare faculty members to serve on an internal Quality Matters peer review team. This course is required for faculty who will serve as committee members or as the committee chair. Prerequisite: This course is for participants who have already taken ASMT3232 QM Peer Reviewer Training and have been selected to serve on a peer review team.

 

 

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