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These handouts (minus quizzes for test security) accompanied a presentation by Linda Suskie delivered via Zoom on Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017. Multiple-choice tests can have a place in many courses. If they’re well designed, they can yield useful information on student achievement of many important course objectives, including some thinking skills. An item analysis of the results can shed light on how well the questions are working as well as what students have learned. Viewers will be able to use principles of good question construction to develop tests, develop test questions that assess thinking skills as well as conceptual understanding, and use item analysis to understand and improve both test questions and student learning.

These PowerPoint slides accompanied a presentation by Linda Suskie delivered via Zoom on Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017. Multiple-choice tests can have a place in many courses. If they’re well designed, they can yield useful information on student achievement of many important course objectives, including some thinking skills. An item analysis of the results can shed light on how well the questions are working as well as what students have learned. Viewers will be able to use principles of good question construction to develop tests, develop test questions that assess thinking skills as well as conceptual understanding, and use item analysis to understand and improve both test questions and student learning. Be sure to open the handouts file listed below as you view the presentation!

There are matrices to use when aligning specific General Education courses with core competencies.

This is a true and false quiz to test assumptions about student ratings.

MediaTech houses, circulates, and maintains a pool of equipment to support academic credit instruction at the University Park campus. Services include media collection of more than 23,000 films, videos, and DVDs, media duplication, video editing labs, and video taping of class presentations.

Mentoring history, mentoring and mentee (protege) questions, basics of good mentoring relationships, key points about mentoring that might surprise you, mentoring phases, and activities for a group of mentees looking or mentors.

Citations about mentoring, primarily academic mentoring. Includes references for mentoring faculty, mentoring graduate students, mentoring minority academic, mentoring for diversity & inclusion.

This page lists resources that can help faculty create inclusive classrooms. Resources are related to diversity and inclusivity.

This matching and discussion activity helps participants recognize how different audiences can interpret language and microaggressions and understand the implications of speech. Participants are asked to identify and interpret microaggressions and have an opportunity to modify questions or comments in ways that are less likely to reflect stereotypic assumptions and beliefs. Additional discussion questions expand the activity by prompting reflection. Created as a student activity by Professor Mary Kite, and her students LaCount "JJ" Togans, LaDeidre Robinson, and Kelly Lynn Meredith at Ball State University.

Three examples of simple mid-semester feedback questionnaires.

This one-page paper provides an overview of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's general education requirements. A list of resources is included.

This handout was provided at the workshop "Writing High Quality Multiple Choice Questions" (10/26/2018) by Hoi K. Suen

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Educational Psychology

The Penn State University