Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) General Resource - Review and consider possibilities

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Classroom assessment techniques (CATs)

Description

Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are short active learning activities you can use to get feedback on your students' learning and on your teaching.

Overview

CATs allow you to evaluate students':

  • knowledge and skills, e.g. prior knowledge, recall, understanding, critical thinking, synthesis, creative thinking, problem-solving and application of knowledge
  • attitudes, values, meta-cognition
  • study and time management strategies

CATs also enable students to give you feedback on your teaching.

Commonly used CATs include:

  • Muddiest point
  • One minute paper
  • Think Pair Share
  • Jigsaw
  • Concept mapping
  • Pros and cons grid

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  • Learning Futures

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Learning Futures (2020). Classroom assessment techniques (CATs). Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/8428/view