Assessment of Learning & Programs

Assessment of Learning & Programs:

A key component of teaching effectiveness is the strategic use of assessment to determine learning. This module will provide instructors and program administrators with tools to integrate assessment in course design and programs. Thoughtful design and application of assessment can enhance learning and teaching.


Educative Assessment: Tools to Foster Learning & Teaching (August 24, 2014-October 10, 2014)

Educative Assessment is a 7-week online, learner-centered module designed to enhance teaching and learning. The focus of the module is to improve assessment of overall student performance by emphasizing formative assessment, giving feedback, using rubrics, and applying classroom assessment techniques. It is ideal for new instructors or for those looking for a refresher.  (Note: this course will not provide instruction on assessment of ASL or English interpretation.)

The module will also feature one live, synchronous meeting on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (tentative).

Learning Objectives:

• Describe and Apply Educative Assessment

• Develop a Feedback Script

• Develop a Rubric

• Participate in an Individual Teaching Goals Inventory

• Identify Assessment Techniques for the Classroom

The estimated time to complete the module is 21 hours.

The workshop location will be online. After registering, you will receive a link to the course site.


This module will offer modest facilitation in order to keep the class moving. It is designed to be a peer-learning experience, and active participation in discussions among participants–including peer feedback on assignment submissions–is expected. The facilitator is Trudy Schafer.

Trudy Schafer, MIP, MPA, CSC, CI/CT, is the Project Coordinator for the National Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University. She has been a practicing interpreter since 1976 and an interpreter educator since 2002. She has a Masters degree in Interpreting Pedagogy from Northeastern University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Registration Fee:

This module is offered for free.


The module will introduce participants to the work of Thomas A. Angelo & K. Patricia Cross. Their significant text, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, will serve as the course text. Purchase price varies from $20-$40. Information will be provided at registration.


Please direct inquires to Trudy Schafer:

Registration Information:

• Registration is limited to 25 participants.

• Registration begins July 24, 2014. The course will begin Monday, August 24th and will conclude on Friday, October 10, 2014.

To register click here!


Northeastern University is approved by the RID CMP to sponsor Continuing Education Activities. This workshop is offered for 2.0 CEUs or ACET credits in the Content Area of Professional Studies and has an Instruction level of Teaching. There will be a $10.00 CEU processing fee.

Thanks to the Regional Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University (NURIEC) for CEU sponsorship.




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