Assessing Student Learning in Large Classrooms

Topics: Instructional Technology, Information Technology, Assessment

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Students in classes with more than 100 students often struggle to internalize content and stay engaged in the classroom, while instructors have little time to interact with students and provide continuous feedback. This report explores assessment and feedback methods of five institutions with high enrollment courses. In particular, the report investigates strategies to manage a high volume of work with minimal teaching assistant support.

Research Questions

  • What assessment methods do contacts use to evaluate student progress in large classes?
  • How do contacts design assessment methods that encourage high order learning objectives and can be completed at a large scale?
  • What feedback methods are most time-efficient and effective?