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Closing the Loop with Rubrics and Test Maps √ §

Tools to learn if, and how well, students demonstrated SLOs



Date & Time

March 12, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


To close the loop, you need direct learning data that tells you if (and how well) students have demonstrated the desired learning in an assignment aligned to the course. In this program, we’ll explore rubric and test maps, tools that align student learning outcomes to specific criteria and questions. Rubrics and test maps can tell you if–and how well–your students have demonstrated the learning outcomes for your course. In addition to yielding direct learning data, assignment-level maps can help students to integrate learning across assignments and courses and, thereby, clarify their learning purposes. Join colleagues to examine the research behind rubrics and test maps, explore how the tools work to provide direct learning data, and consider how they support student-centered learning.

Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

√ Counts toward the ALIT Certificate
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate

Part of the FDC Advanced Topics Series
Launched in September 2021!

Sessions in this series are designed to delve deeper into special topics that synthesize multiple research-based ideas for cultivating student learning. During these sessions, faculty and staff colleagues will support your efforts to energize your classroom with classic and cutting-edge pedagogical approaches that will help you to ...
  • Identify how to integrate complex learning science applications into your course design and delivery,
  • Challenge your higher order thinking skills to investigate and assess new ways to foster student success, and
  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues seeking to create exemplary learning exercises and environments across courses and learning opportunities.
All faculty are welcome to attend, especially those who...
  • aspire to complicate and build on core pedagogical knowledge shared in other FDC programs, or
  • wish to cultivate and apply learning research to innovative, engaging, and effective classroom practices.