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Computerizing Formative Assessment

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Formative assessment (evaluation of student progress with the aim of helping the student remedy lack of learning outcomes) will be described, and contrasted with summative assessment (evaluation of student progress to give a grade.)
Summative assessment has already been (mostly) computerized with multiple choice questions given with bubble sheets or online saving a large amount of time and effort for the instructor. (Essay grading will be briefly mentioned.)

With course sizes of 200+ students common in STEM, especially for "gateway" courses, instructor time is not available to provide individual formative assistance. Our computerized individualized formative assessment methodology can provide the assistance needed for students who encounter difficulties in achieving required learning outcomes even if they have the required ability. Our software, which we developed, is available as Open Source. It is currently stand-alone, but could be integrated into the Learning Management System.

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Henry Schaffer

Faculty and IT, North Carolina State University
Documentation of our project to work with the Community Colleges on educational cloud computing is athttps://projects.ncsu.edu/it/open_source/VCElinks.htmlIn the area of Teaching and Learning with Technology. My current research project on formative assessment has material at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00260/fullP.S... Read More →
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Maria Gallardo-Williams

Senior Faculty Development Specialist, NC State University
Maria Gallardo-Williams spends most of her time helping faculty at NC State University with teaching innovations and SoTL projects.
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Lori Petrovich

Teaching Assistant Professor, NCSU
I love chemistry. I love chemistry lab. I have a rescue dog who thinks he needs to hunt to feed us. I have 3 adult(?) children. I planted a butterfly garden this spring!

Tuesday October 12, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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