Sunday Workshop: Assessment
All Sunday Workshops take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on October 2nd.
Linking Assessments to Assignments
Todd Ruecker, Associate Professor and Core Writing Program Director, University of Nevada, Reno
Participants in this workshop will begin by reflecting on their current assessment practices and then learn about some foundational principles in language assessment in an accessible way, including key terminology around assessment, essential principles of assessment design, and the all-important understanding that every assignment is an assessment. Breakout activities will then focus on developing assessments of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The final portion of the workshop will focus on developing an assessment philosophy—individuals will reflect on their own practices in light of what they learned in the workshop and then draft and share their own philosophies.
is Associate Professor of English and Director of Core Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research is primarily focused on investigating issues surrounding the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of education worldwide and working to transform educational institutions and writing classrooms. He has published a number of book chapters and articles along with several collections and a monograph.