Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence plans two workshops

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present:

-- Item Analysis: Improving Multiple Choice Tests from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 315 Rider Building

Have you ever given a multiple choice exam, received a report from the scanning service and wondered what all the numbers meant? Let us help to demystify the item analysis provided in the report. In this interactive workshop we'll help course instructors better understand how both students and test items performed. Strategies will be provided for improving the multiple choice items that did not "perform" as well as anticipated. This program will be led by Crystal Ramsay, instructional consultant at the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

Participants should bring a copy of a recent report for one of their own multiple choice tests as well as a copy of the exam.

To register, visit Item Analysis Workshop Registration.

-- Designing Rubrics for Learning: How to Maximize Student Performance and Minimize Inconsistency in Grading from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 315 Rider Building

Do you dread scoring students’ essays? Do you love the assignments you’ve created but worry that you might not be scoring them consistently? Scoring rubrics may be the answer. We’ll start with some rubric basics then guide you through designing a rubric that you can use in one of your courses. The program will be led by Crystal Ramsay and Cindy Raynak, instructional consultants with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

To register, visit Rubric Workshop Registration.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015