Queen's Learning Outcomes Assessment

Learning Outcomes Project
Learning Outcomes Project

7. Evaluating the Assessment

Backward design is an educational strategy, beginning with goal setting, then defining what it is that constitutes learning, followed by selection of instructional methods for meaningful learning. Wiggins & McTighe, (2005). Understanding by design.

  1. Review the rubric to determine if it describes your intended outcomes.
  2. Review the assigned task brief to evaluate the likelihood of it eliciting demonstration of the desired outcomes.
  3. Design specific learning experiences to support learners achievement of the outcomes.
  4. Reflect on the learning achievement and refine the assessment to cater for learners needs

Graphic displaying steps of backward design: Identify desired results, determine assessment evidence, plan learning experiences and instruction, evaluate effectiveness