Implementing Formative Assessment of Student
Learning Outcomes in Traditional Classroom and Online Educational Programs
Describes a faculty-friendly
process that uses formative assessment procedures to measure students'
performance in the major and in their ability to apply general education skills
in practical situations. The presenter will also discuss the use of assessment
results to revise the curriculum or initiate other program changes or
improvements and to identify and address student learning concerns as students
proceed through their educational programs. Other major topics covered in the
session will include designing programs and/or courses to include opportunities
for formative assessment, embedding assessment measures in regularly scheduled
assignments, and using the results of the assessment of student performance for
both grading and program assessment purposes.
The intended audience for this session includes assessment directors, assessment committee members, classroom faculty, individuals responsible for developing new programs and/or courses, and others interested in using formative assessment procedures to improve student learning and enhance program effectiveness.
Dr. Larry H. Kelley earned bachelors and masters degrees from Troy State University at Montgomery in 1977 and 1981 and a doctorate degree from Auburn University in 1985. He held positions in institutional research, planning and assessment from 1985 through 2002 at two and four-year institutions in Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana and Virginia. Dr. Kelley founded the Center for Assessment and Planning Support (CAPS) in 1998. He still serves as Executive Director of CAPS. Over the last three years, he has conducted well over 100 workshops or in-service programs on educational planning and assessment in more than 30 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, and has coordinated international assessment conferences in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Mexico.