Module 6: Assessing Teaching and Learning

Assessing Student Learning:

Providing Immediate Feedback


Watch this video about a hands-on midterm exam using aerial photographs in natural resources technology.

Video: Providing Immediate Feedback (2:57)

Think About

Did anything surprise you about the midterm examination depicted in this video? What does the teacher gain by using this type of test? What does the student gain?

After seeing this video, consider how you might rethink the assessment methods you currently use.


Describe assessment methods you use in class, both to improve your teaching and to monitor student learning. How effective do you feel your methods are? What is one of the most important learning outcomes you want students to gain from your class? What are at least two different ways they could demonstrate understanding of this outcome? How would you build an assessment?