TALE Center Outcomes Assessment Essentials
The Teaching and Learning Enhancement (TALE) Center at Bloomsburg University has developed an Outcomes Assessment webpage. Particularly helpful are the five Outcomes Assessment Essentials documents, specifically written for Bloomsburg University faculty:
- Outcomes Assessment Essentials No 4: Test Blueprinting, A Course-Embedded Tool
Defines test blueprinting and explains how student scores on individual test items can be used to report outcomes. It explains advantages to learning, teaching, and writing objective exams by demonstrating the link between test items and student learning objectives. Of course, how test blueprinting can be use to report course or program-level outcomes assessment is also explained. In addition, you may find this Test Blueprint Template (Microsoft Word 2010) useful.
- Outcomes Assessment Essentials No. 5: Rubrics, A Course-Embedded Tool
Briefly discusses why accrediting bodies believe grades in isolation cannot be used to report outcomes, but that assignment grades linked to rubrics can be. Briefly explains how rubrics can be advantageous to teaching and learning as well as outcomes assessment. Describes the steps to creating criteria-based rubrics. You may also want to watch the following tutorial, Rubric Basics.