How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules
Keith Putrika, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a summative assessment where students apply Pauling's Rules and related concepts in mineralogy, to assess an environmental issue that might mimic the ways in which the concepts could be used in practice. The accompanying grading rubric includes percentages for the characteristics as well as a letter grade for the corresponding criteria.
QLT Objectives Met
QLT Section 2: Assessment of Student Learning
- Objective: 2.4 The assessment instruments (e.g., rubrics, grading sheets) are detailed and appropriate to the student work and respective outcomes being assessed. This includes assessing modes of online participation and contributions.
QLT Section 5: Facilitation and Instruction
- Objective: 5.2 The instructor clearly helps students make connections between the content and the course activities, and how their life experience and mastery of concepts gained in the course will integrate into their college degree, future career, and role as a global citizen.
- Objective: 5.4 The instructor empowers students with choices to encourage the exploration of new concepts and new perspectives through the course experience.
- Material Type: Assessment Tool
- Author: Keith Putirka, Instructor
- Institution: California State University, Fresno
- Date Created: 2021-07-23
- Course Format: Hybrid / Blended
QM Standard Equivalents
- QM General Standard 3: Assessment and Measurement
- Standard: 3.1 The assessments measure the achievement of the stated learning objectives.
- Standard: 3.3 Specific and descriptive criteria are provided for the evaluation of learners’ work, and their connection to the course grading policy is clearly explained.
- Standard: 3.4 The course includes multiple types of assessments that are sequenced and suited to the level of the course.