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Feb 16 2022

Assessment for Data, Decisions, and Learning – Formative and Summative Assessments

CATE Teaching Tidbits Workshop - Spring 2022

February 16, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Zoom Webinar

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What are some ways to collect evidence of student learning to inform how to optimize or improve teaching and instruction? How can you measure student outcomes to ensure learning objectives are achieved? What are some strategies to develop assessments as learning opportunities? In this interactive online workshop, we will discuss assessment planning through the lens of collecting data, making decisions, and developing learning opportunities. We will also discuss how to ensure alignment of assessments to learning goals and objectives. You will leave the workshop with strategies for designing effective and equitable assessments.

After participating in this online workshop, you will be able to:

  • Examine the purposes of assessments, including how assessments provide opportunities for interaction, practice, and feedback.
  • Differentiate between formative and summative assessments.
  • Describe how to create aligned assessments using backward design.
  •  Identify strategies and tools for designing assessments.
Upcoming Session

Tuesday, April 12, 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Educational Technology Integrated Into Workshop: Poll Everywhere

EVENT LEAD: Nicole Messier,



Inclusivity & Accessibility Information:  UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. CATE’s online events are delivered through Zoom and may include breakout rooms and group discussion. CATE’s in-person events typically involve a combination of presentation and discussion-based activities. We welcome ASL interpreters, note-takers, and accompanying assistants to all CATE events. If you have questions about access, such as parking or building layouts, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, such as real-time captioning (CART), ASL services, or obtaining event materials in alternative formats, please contact the event lead, Nicole Messier at



Nicole Messier

Date posted

Dec 15, 2021

Date updated

Feb 12, 2022