The days of answering multiple-choice questions on a bubble sheet are long behind us. Instructional designers are coming up with new and creative assessment strategies that exhibit more than just a learner’s ability to Christmas-tree a bubble sheet.
Assessment strategies are implemented in two ways: while the learning is happening (formative) or at the end of a lesson or course (summative). In both instructor-led and online learning course, it is important to practice both formative and summative assessment strategies. As a trainer, you do not want to wait until the end of a course to find out your learners are lost.
Formative Assessment Strategies
Summative Assessment Strategies
Formative assessment strategies can be expanded to include materials from all coursework. Although, depending on how long the course is, there may be too many things to observe, assess, or study. Here are some strategies that work particularly well for summative assessments.
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