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Jr. Faculty Spring 2019 Teaching Series, wksp #2: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement

Originating Calendar Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Speaker Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Date: 2/13/2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Event Contact:

Cheelan Bo-Linn


No cost for joining the faculty learning community.


Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Type: Conference/Workshop
Registration Link: Registration is required. Please click here to register

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 2:  Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

Have you heard your students say this?

  • “You’re unfair”
  • “We weren’t taught that”
  • “This test is too hard and too long” 

The task of assessing and grading student learning is one of the most complex and stressful responsibilities of the faculty member and, at the same time, is one of the most important.  It is critical that the grading process is fair, reliable, valid, and relevant so that the resulting grade is an accurate representation of a student’s achievement. When done properly, the grade and accompanying feedback are additional teaching opportunities where students can improve their learning.  In this session, we will analyze your exams using the key principles of test construction and practice effective grading practices.


This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.


Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Feb. 6, 2019      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 13, 2019   Session 2: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement

Wed, Feb. 20, 2019   Session 3: Creating a Promising Syllabus to Motivate Learning

Fri, Feb. 22, 2019    Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Transformative Assignments: Mobilizing Students to be Creators”  (Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C)







To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the person listed above, or the unit hosting the event.