Writing Assessment Questions Workshop

  1. Vedham Karpakakunjaram

    Hi all,


    I am sharing a great opportunity for those interested in writing assessments questions, from a friend of QB@CC, Dr. Heather Seitz (ASK BIO Network)


    Subject: Sign Up: ASK BIO Network Upcoming Fall Workshops

    What makes a good question?

    Writing good test questions for students is a daunting task that biology faculty typically do in isolation.  Our NSF funded network has been developed to help support faculty through this process and provide guidance and peer-review to help work in community to improve life sciences assessment.  We are excited to offer a series of upcoming workshops as part of our Assessment Skills in Biology (ASK BIO) network.  These leveled workshops provide information, guidance, and dedicated time to improve and develop your assessment items.  For more information about our network please see: 


    Upcoming free ASK BIO workshops:





    Thursday, September 14, 2023

    2:00 - 5:00 pm CST


    Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    1:00-4:00 pm CST


    Thursday, September 28, 2023

    2:00 - 5:00 pm CST


    Wednesday, October 4, 2023 

    1:00 - 4:00 pm CST


    Tues/Wed August 1st and 2nd

    3:00 - 5:00 pm CST


    Thursday, October 12, 2023

    2:00 - 6:00 pm CST


    Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    1:00-5:00 pm CST


    Topics for each level:

    Level One Workshop

    • Introduction to assessment and backward design
    • Writing and aligning learning objectives with assessment items
    • Test development strategies
    • Assessment item improvement and revision


    Level Two Workshop

    • Introduction and review of Level One
    • Creating aligned item sets
    • Item analysis - using data to improve assessment items
    • Developing higher order Items
    • Converting open response to selected response items


    Level Three Workshop

    • Introduction and review of Level Two
    • Test Blueprint - creating a plan for your assessment
    • Improving accessibility
    • Developing higher order items
    • Review and revising assessment items


    Not sure which level to attend?  Check out our leveling assessment to help guide you:


    Let us know you are interested in one or more of our upcoming workshops by submitting this quick form:


    We look forward to working with you soon, please help share the upcoming opportunities for ASK BIO workshops with friends and colleagues who may be interested,


    Heather Seitz, PI for the ASK BIO network

    Jennifer King, ASK BIO network administrative support



    Jennifer King

    Administrative Assistant

    ASK BIO Network

    Johnson County Community College

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