23 September 2009

The Value of Poor Examples in Assessment

Dartmouth College's Office of Institutional Research provides its community with numerous Assessment Resources, including guides on assessment design. Of particular interest on the Assessment Design web page is a set of examples, good and bad. The examples use Claude Steele's stereotype threat theory as basis for an assessment effort, and reading through the "good" example gives an introduction to Steele's powerful work. Reading through the "poor" example is also instructive!

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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