Event Title

Designing Assessments

Presenter Information

Theresa Tarves, Penn State LawFollow

Start Date

14-5-2022 1:15 PM

End Date

14-5-2022 2:45 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

Assessing student learning is imperative for ensuring that you are meeting your learning objectives and that students are meeting legal research competencies. Designing effective assessments can be a daunting task, particularly when you are new to teaching legal research and do not yet have an idea of what will work well for assessing your students. In this session, we will cover different types of formative and summative assessments, where to look for inspiration for designing assessments, evaluating whether an assessment is successful, and what do to when an assessment does not go as planned.

Speaker Bio

Theresa Tarves is the Associate Director of the Montague Law Library at Penn State Law and Professor of Legal Research. She teaches a required legal research course in the first year J.D. curriculum, an upper-level administrative law research course, and guest lectures on topics such as corporate and tax research, legal technology, cost-effective research for practice, research for wills, trusts, and estates, and competitive intelligence. Theresa holds a J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law and an M.L.I.S from Rutgers University with a specialization in Knowledge Management.

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May 14th, 1:15 PM May 14th, 2:45 PM

Designing Assessments

Assessing student learning is imperative for ensuring that you are meeting your learning objectives and that students are meeting legal research competencies. Designing effective assessments can be a daunting task, particularly when you are new to teaching legal research and do not yet have an idea of what will work well for assessing your students. In this session, we will cover different types of formative and summative assessments, where to look for inspiration for designing assessments, evaluating whether an assessment is successful, and what do to when an assessment does not go as planned.