Professional Development Training

Moving Beyond Teach Test and Hope for the Best...



Bethany Emory - Dean of Teaching and Learning Support

Start Date: 

October 29, 2019, 8:00 am

End Date: 

November 12, 2019, 5:00 pm




For instructors, one of the most challenging tasks can be assessing to what degree our students have achieved their objectives - throughout the term. (Before that big test, or certification opportunity!) CATs or Classroom Assessment techniques are generally simple, non-graded, anonymous activities designed to give you and your student’s useful feedback on the teaching-learning process as it is happening. In this course, we will explore how to incorporate these techniques in an online, hybrid or face to face environment.

This course will be based on the material found in Classroom Assessment Techniques, A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross. A copy of this book is incredibly helpful to complete the course, but not completely necessary. We have supplemented the course with alternative web resources, should you not have a copy available. Or you can access the book in the Holt Library, or borrow a copy from the Center for Teaching Excellence in Bradford Hall - Room 306.

This course is designed to take about 4 hours to complete over a two week period. Please note that the time it takes to finish the workshop will depend upon your level of experience (and curiosity).

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the characteristics of classroom assessment
  • Describe a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT)
  • Identify potential results of planning on a CAT implementation
  • Discuss how you will respond to the results of a CAT
  • Plan how/if you will implement a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT)