Four strategies for effective assessment in a flipped learning environment

Posted on February 28th, 2017

This article from Faculty Focus looks at ways to create assessments that help “provide reliable, actionable information about student learning in the various phases of flipped learning.” The article suggests four strategies:

  1. Start with good learning objectives: When flipping a course or unit, clear learning outcomes will help guide activities and help students understand what they need to know.
  2. Employ a “frequent and small” approach: Short, frequent, and informative assessments can collect data on how students are doing.
  3. Use “pre-formative” assessment: These assessments, given to students while they are learning new material independently, can provide insight into what students have learned before group activities.
  4. Act on, and share, the data you collect: Instructors should convert the data collected into information and communicate this information with their students to help them attain their goals.