Measuring Student Progress: Assessing and Providing Feedback

14 Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, 2013 Special Report, at 489

Posted: 20 Sep 2017

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Susan Chesler

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Karen J. Sneddon

Mercer Law School

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Assessment is an integral part of education. It provides for the systematic development, collection, and analysis of information to foster student learning and retention of course material. Assessment provides opportunity to identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses, monitor semester learning, evaluate methods of constructions, and measure institutional effectiveness. Carnegie’s Educating Lawyers and CLEA’s Best Practices have prompted the American Bar Association’s renewed focus on assessment and consequently captured the attention of law schools to in particular, development and implementation of assessment techniques beyond the end of the semester essay exam. This morning, this interactive presentation is going to showcase diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments using a variety of reliable, valid techniques that can be used to evaluate conceptual understanding and mastery of transactional skills. Sue Chesler and I are going to highlight four different techniques. We’re going to start by talking about something called one-minute papers. Then we’re going to talk about contract drafting and revising exercises. Third, we’re going to discuss selective response questions, and fourth, we’re going to talk about role play simulations.

Keywords: Transactional Drafting, Assessment

Suggested Citation

Chesler, Susan and Sneddon, Karen J., Measuring Student Progress: Assessing and Providing Feedback (2013). 14 Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, 2013 Special Report, at 489 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3039066

Susan Chesler (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

Karen J. Sneddon

Mercer Law School ( email )

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States

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