Workshop: Developing Authentic Assessment         

Course ID - CTD0558e

Short Title: Dev. Auth. Assess.   

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       6 FPD hours (15 total workshop hours) -

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development Hours for 6 Hrs.

This course is actually a series of workshop, not one stand-alone workshop. There will be a  4-hour workshop where participants establish basic knowledge of the interrelationship between learning outcomes and assessment and look at promising models already developed by the library discipline.  This will be followed by a full-day, 8-hour workshop where participants will apply their knowledge from session one to develop a targeted assessment for Spring piloting. The final workshop will be a half-day workshop (4hours) where participants share their assessments and results. At this time, faculty will be able to select a program discipline assessment to use college-wide. Between each workshop, participants will have contact with the presenters and fellow participants via a wiki, email, and phone. There will be opportunities for cross collaboration among disciplines programs.  For example Librarians and English teachers might develop a rubric that can be used to measure LO4 using a research paper.

To receive credit for this series of workshops, participants must develop, pilot, provide data, attend workshops and share with colleagues an assessment that measures discipline program learning outcomes. At the last workshop, participants will submit their assessment for peer review to all in attendance with attention paid to demonstrating how the assessment is/isn't useful for measuring what was intended as well as how the assessment can/can't be used to inform program discipline develop. Participants who do all the workshops AND post their final assessment and data on the Angel website developed for this purpose will receive PD credit.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define authentic assessment 
  • State the interrelationship between learning outcomes and assessment
  • Cite examples of authentic assessment that measure learning outcomes in the library discipline/programs
  • Select and/or develop an authentic assessment method that matches the teaching/learning situation of a particular student(s)/learning moment
  • Provide data that determines competency/growth related to a targeted discipline/program learning outcome
  • Determine how results from a particular assessment will inform program/discipline competencies


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0558e 
Course Title: Dev. Auth. Assess.  
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.