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ERIC Number: EJ1016615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1918-2902
Enhancing Assessment in Teacher Education Courses
Roscoe, Keith
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v4 n1 Article 5 2013
Several faculty members including the author were involved in exploring the implementation and effectiveness of research-based assessment strategies in their undergraduate teacher education courses at a Canadian university. The paper describes the process and the results of their ongoing improvement efforts and implications for teacher education and higher education in general. After attending several assessment workshops lead by the author, 12 faculty members implemented new assessment strategies in their own courses to enhance student learning. As the 12 faculty members reflected on their efforts to enhance assessment, a number of themes emerged. These included assessment as authentic performance, establishing clear learning targets, collaboration and community, and integrated assessment and instruction. Our results support the claim that current ideas about K-12 assessment are applicable to post-secondary education and can improve student learning outcomes. Developing balanced and integrated assessment systems is perhaps the most significant innovation we engaged in and we conclude that it has the potential to fundamentally change what occurs in university classrooms.
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Mills Memorial Library Room 504, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6, Canada. Tel: 905-525-9140; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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