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Examples of Tests

Here are some examples of tests, but please send us materials that you think would be helpful to your colleagues.


  • Mindful Reading Assignments.  Michael Strawser (University of Central Florida) has developed an approach for assessing student comprehension of material by asking them to choose and reflect on passages from their assigned texts (as a sort of take-home exam). His article beings with an interesting philosophical discussion of assessment in general, but then gives practical examples in the second half of the article.  

  • Massive list of short answer questions. Professor Stephen H. Daniel teaches Texas sized large-section intro courses at Texas A&M University, and has over 1,000 past short answer questions on his syllabi (scroll down to the appropriate section).


Update:  October 11, 2015 (E. Tarver)


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