Keys to Successful Student Outcomes Assessments

2017-02-04T21:13:18Z (GMT) by Gavin Brown
This is a staff development workshop conducted at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in February 2013. 
Presentation details are: Brown, G. T. L. (2013, February 10). Keys to Successful Student Outcomes Assessments. Keynote presentation to the 2nd Annual Forum for University Teaching: Learning Outcomes Assessment, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA.

Goals for the workshop were:
•Participants will appreciate and understand:
–that the validity of assessments depends on their alignment with curricular goals, targets, and outcomes.
–the value of the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes Taxonomy as a tool for ensuring coverage of surface and deep cognitive processes in the design of assessment tasks and curricular goals
–the importance of quality characteristics of assessment task as an essential component of validity
–the role that student beliefs concerning assessment and motivations for learning play in achieving learning outcomes
–the importance of quality, over style, in teaching practices
–the importance of feedback from assessment practices during instruction towards improved learning outcomes