Measuring Student Progress: Assessing and Providing Feedback
14 Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, 2013 Special Report, at 489
Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Date Written: 2013
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
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