Student Assessment: Think Again


Student assessment is much more than something to tack onto the end of a course to give students a grade.  It is an integral part of the learning process. But how might we creatively design assessment schemes to impact learning? How can we think of the broader curriculum and of course syllabi through the lens of assessment?   

In this course you will explore two models of curriculum design (Wiggins/McTighe and Vella) and experiment in designing effective assessment to offer your students an integrated learning experience. 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will have developed an awareness of how assessment is important to teaching and learning, shown familiarity with the 2 models of curriculum design, designed a learning plan that incorporates the principles learned on curriculum model, created useful rubrics for evaluating student learning, demonstrated ability to be flexible with assessment schemes especially in big classrooms, in multi-cultural classrooms, and in cross-cultural contexts, developed the skill to evaluate their own syllabi and lesson plans to see if the desired outcomes are being targeted by assessment strategies and learned the art of doing debrief as a powerful formative assessment tool.

Course content
  • Introduction to the discussion on student assessment.
  • What are formative and summative assessments? 
  • Why do we do assessment?
  • What are the challenges to doing effective assessment?
  • How do we design effective student assessment? 
  • What are the qualities of effective assessment schemes, or rubrics  or strategies?? 
  • Some examples of assessment strategies that encourage active student engagement


This course is authored by Dr. Joanna Feliciano-Soberano. Joanna is Academic Dean and Faculty, Asian Theological Seminary,  Manila Philippines and OC Regional Director for South-east Asia. Her main expertise is in the field of teaching and learning.

Delivery mode

This is a self-paced online course.


10 hours of learning.

ICETE Academy points

10 points.

Completion requirements

You will need to complete the learning sections, produce an assessment framework and write a self-assessment essay on your assessment practices.

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