New book on college classroom assessment

November 22, 2013

Stiggins book coverCollege of Education alumnus Rick Stiggins has written a book focused on helping college professors improve their teaching through assessment.

The book, “Productive Classroom Assessment in College Courses,” offers guidance on setting clear learning goals, building high-quality items or tasks, scoring properly and communicating results. It also emphasizes the best ways to involve students in self-assessments that can improve learning.

Stiggins received his PhD in educational measurement from MSU. He was formerly director of test development at ACT and founded the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Ore.

All royalties from the book’s sales will go directly to an endowment he set up in the MSU College of Education to promote quality classroom assessment.