Here a few experiments in assessment I’m considering for next year.
- Compare the results between an oral assessment (as in, find out what they can tell me they know verbally) and a traditional test. . Question: How much of a difference does the mode of assessment make?
- Compare the results between a 10 minute quiz and a full length test. Question: Do I find out significantly more with a longer assessment?
- Give my students an assessment where I only give them written feedback and no numbers or check marks. Compare this with an assessment where I only give check marks, and another where I only give numeric feedback. Question: Are the numbers and check marks necessary?
What other experiments would you suggest that I try?