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Improving Reading Compliance And Quiz Scores Through The Use Of Reading Guides, Judith Longfield, Trent W. Maurer Oct 2013

Improving Reading Compliance And Quiz Scores Through The Use Of Reading Guides, Judith Longfield, Trent W. Maurer

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

Questions & Rationale: This session will present an inquiry into student learning as measured by reading compliance and quiz scores. Students’ reading compliance has declined substantially over the past 30 years from over 80% to less than 20% (Burchfield & Sappington, 2000). Even in textbook-reliant introductory courses, students read less than 1/3 of the assigned pages (Gurung & Martin, 2011), and reading compliance significantly predicts exam scores and final grades (Sappington et al., 2002). Students who have not completed the readings are unprepared for class activities based on that material, which makes it difficult for instructors to move beyond content-delivery lectures.

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Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya S. Shepherd May 2013

Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya S. Shepherd

Library Faculty Presentations

After testing and using multiple assessment surveys and tools over time to evaluate student learning after and satisfaction with library instruction, workshop attendees discussed lessons learned by an academic librarian attempting to develop a more effective culture of assessment for library instruction. The following was addressed:

  • various surveys and tools used/tested
  • why certain surveys and tools were selected for use and not others
  • why certain surveys and tools worked better than others
  • what were the lessons learned
  • what assessment surveys and tools are being used after the lessons learned