Friday, July 01, 2011

CAT 7: Muddiest Point

Have you ever wondered if students were really learning? I mean REALLY learning? Classroom Assessment Technique 7, the "Muddiest Point" can give you, the instructor, some IMMEDIATE feedback.

At some point in a lecture ask the students "What's the muddiest point?" (Angelo and Cross, 1993, p. 154) or some variation. From their responses you can quickly see several things. First, has your instruction made sense to the students. It may have made PERFECT sense when you were preparing, but once it has been delivered something may have been lost in translation.

Especially if you are focusing on synthesizing information, or making connections, this assessment technique may help some learners learn better.

Angelo, T., & Cross, K. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. (2nd Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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