Student Assessment

Guides and resources to help with remote learning, student assessment and engagement.

Developing Long-Term Memory in Short-Term Summer Courses

The main concern with these summer courses is that the learning environment primes students to encode most of the knowledge they’ve gained as short-term memory. Given the relatively short timeframe of these courses and the mental stress that comes with it, traditional pedagogies used in full terms are not as effective at developing and enhancing student’s long-term memory (Vogel & Schwabe, 2016). Oftentimes, summer courses are still structured in a manner where students complete cumulative assignments that only use lower-level thinking such as memorization. Although this promotes the improvement of students’ knowledge retrieval, the retention of the information gained greatly decays over time as the mental process of fast-paced learning mostly engages the brain’s hippocampus which is where new memories are formed and retrieved from (Jonides & al., 2008; Schapiro & al., 2017; VanElzakker, 2008). 
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How Peer Evaluation Significantly Reduces Grade Disputes

One of the most common misconceptions about peer evaluation is that it opens up opportunities for unqualified students to grade one another which leads to an increased amount of grade disputes. However, in reality, peer evaluation does the opposite and significantly reduces grade disputes as a result of multiple perspective reasoning brought by open peer-to-peer discourse
6 min

Implementing Non-Disposable Assignments to Improve Student Learning

"What if we changed these ‘disposable assignments’ into activities which actually added value to the world? Then students and faculty might feel different about the time and effort they invested in them" (Wiley, 2013)
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Are Your Students Getting Enough Feedback?

Feedback is an integral part of students’ learning process and academic growth. However, faculty resources are limited and a large amount of professors’ time is spent towards grading.
6 min

Cost of Education: How Kritik Adds More Value for Less

Cost of Education: How Kritik adds more value for less
7 min

What is Peer Assessment?

Peer assessment is a powerful tool instructors can utilize to help students learn, analyze, and engage more deeply in their understanding of course content.
4 min

6 ways peer assessment can enhance student learning online

6 ways peer assessment can enhance student learning online
8 min

The surprising truth about plagiarism & peer assessment

Plagiarism & peer assessment, is it a big threat? Learn tips on how to reduce the impact of cheating in your class.
6 min

How to improve learning for community college students

Kritik’s platform is free for community colleges; learn how peer assessment can benefit community college students today.
7 min

How to Enhance your LMS with Kritik

Learn how Kritik can be used alongside your LMS this semester to provide an enhanced learning experience for students.
6 min

How to Limit Cheating on Online Examinations

Learn tips on how to reduce the prevalence of cheating for your online exams.
5 min

The Soft Skills College Students Need to Develop

These are the soft skills college students need to develop in order to thrive in the workforce.
6 min

Peer-to-Peer Curation Activities Boost Higher-Order Thinking

Learn how to use Curation Activities to help students develop Higher-Order Thinking skills.
9 min.

Why Calibrated Peer Review Saves Professors Time

See how calibrated peer review can save professors grading time while ensuring students receive optimal feedback on assignments.
9 min

How to Maximize Your Peer Evaluations Results

Learn what you need to do to maximize the results of your peer evaluations
5 min

Value of Peer Feedback Beyond the Classroom

Critical and motivational feedback feedback increases productivity, overall knowledge retention and more quality in students work.
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Crafting Analytical Rubrics For Higher Education

Building a rubric from scratch can seem like a very daunting task. Rubric-based assessments are a useful tool for a variety of reasons:
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Using Scientific Research to Increase Learning Style and Academic Performance

There is no secret formula that will improve academic achievement for students. If it had been there it would definitely differ by faculty. The purpose of this article is to lay out theories which have actually worked; real studies that are directly achieving results.
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How to convert your course content into Kritik Activities

Cumulative assignments can be transformed into smaller segments of peer evaluation that will ultimately help your students produce a higher quality final assignment.
6 minutes