Howard Katz Presents on Law School Assessment

Legal Educator in Residence Howard E. Katz organized and presented a webinar sponsored by the New Law Professors section of the AALS on “How to Better Construct and Grade Exams to Enhance Assessment and Learning.” The co-presenter was Professor Sharmila Murthy, Director of Faculty Scholarship and Research at Suffolk University Law School.

The April 15 webinar gave attendees many actionable suggestions to be more fair and more efficient. Topics addressed included: integrating discussion of exams and test-taking into your teaching, generating ideas for questions, drafting questions, ways of structuring an exam, different question formats, common pitfalls and mistakes, fairness issues in constructing and administering exams, grading methods, managing expectations of both professor and students, and giving useful feedback.

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