Do you ever wonder if your students are learning the material that was covered in class? Are some students giving you confused looks or blank stares? CATs to the rescue!
What’s a CAT?
CATs, or Classroom Assessment Techniques, measure what students are learning in the midst of the teaching and learning process and provide feedback that you can use to guide improvements in class. CATs are formative assessments used to gather ongoing feedback to help improve student learning. CATs can help:
- Identify strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.
- Recognize where students are struggling and quickly address problems.
Help meow-t! Where do I start?
We’ve put together lots of resources to help you help your students:
- This CAT guide is the purr-fect place to begin!
- More paw-some CATs can be found here.
- Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Super CAT book, Classroom Assessment Techniques! You can borrow a copy from the Outcomes Assessment Office, ext. 6356. (Angelo, T. A. & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass)
- Fly over to the Academy resources webpage and click on “Assessment of Learning”
Questions? Please contact Faon Grandinetti at ext. 6356, firstname.lastname@example.org.