Assessment is the process of documenting in measurable terms knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs. Assessment can provide feedback to students, instructors, administrators, and accrediting agencies about the effectiveness of a range of processes and outcomes, including teaching, learning, and organizational success. It can be formative or summative.

Below are resources and information about effective use of assessment in coursework.

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Center for Teaching
The Center for Teaching exists to support excellence in teaching and learning through institutes, workshops, programs and one-on-one consultation. We offer support and resources for any instructor, administrator or staff member involved in teaching and learning at the University of Iowa.
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Classroom Observation
Classrooms observations are a service provided by the Center for Teaching upon an instructor's request. Staff will attend a class to observe and provide feedback to instructors on a variety of topics such as student interaction with instructors, classroom delivery style and use of teaching technologies. This service is voluntary and confidential.
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ACE Online Course Evaluations
Assessing the Classroom Environment (ACE) is an online evaluation system that collects student opinions about a course/instructor and provide a standard set of summary results.
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Clickers - Student Response Systems
Student Response Systems, also referred to as "Clickers," allow students to enter responses using a small wireless device that records responses through software and a radio frequency receiver to the instructor station in a classroom.
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PeerMark - Turnitin
An online tool that engage students in the writing process by getting them to provide structured, anonymous feedback of other student’s written work.
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Teaching Consultation
The Center for Teaching offers teaching consultations on a variety of topics from presentation skills, student engagement, and incorporating technology into coursework.
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Center for Teaching Lending Library
The Center for Teaching library has a wide variety of books, teaching & learning journals, and DVDs on various teaching topics. Resources are available for check-out by faculty, teaching assistants, and instructional staff.