End of Semester Assessment

Are you feeling overwhelmed by end-of-semester grading? Join the Teaching and Learning Center for a workshop on End-of-Semester Assessment.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to streamline your end-of-semester workload by developing strategies to mark assignments, including papers and final exams, quickly and efficiently. We’ll discuss ways to write clear, high-stakes assignments and consider how to build rubrics that reinforce the objectives of the assignment for both you and your students as well as expedite the process of assessment. We’ll explore examples of both high-stakes and low-stakes assignments you might use in your classes to encourage students to reflect on and synthesize what they’ve learned throughout  the semester.

Please bring any end-of-semester assignments or rubrics you would like to develop and workshop.

End of Semester Assessment was offered in the Fall 2016 as an in-person workshop at the Graduate Center, CUNY. The workshop and materials were developed by Avra Spector.


All materials on this page and in the linked google folder are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 4.0 International Public License.

This folder contains outreach materials, workshop plans and slides.

Materials Folder: End of Semester Assessment

Workshop Plan

1:00-1:10 Introductions: Find out where people are: What type of assignments are left in their course? Have they designed the end-of-semester assignments yet?

1:10-1:20 Discussion and Intro to Strategies: : writing assignments that indicate clear, efficient path for marking

1:20-1:35 Activity I

1:35-1:50 Discussion and Intro to ‘quick grading’ tips

1:50-2:10 Activity II

2:10-2:25 Discussion + intro to semester reflection/synthesis

2:25-2:40 Activity III

2:40-2:50 Discussion

2:50-3:00 Wrap-up and Survey