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Classroom Assessment Techniques: CAT Basics and Tools for Librarians: Home

What can CATs tell you?

Classroom assessment techniques can provide valuable information about how your teaching is impacting what students are learning, You can collect data in the following areas:




For more detailed information, please download the Power Point file and worksheet below.


CAT Resources

Angelo, Thomas A., and K. Patricia Cross. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Bowles-Terry, M., & Kvenild, C. (2015). Classroom assessment techniques for librarians.
Journal article:
Stewart, Sharon Lee. “Assessment for Library Instruction: The Cross/Angelo Model.” Research Strategies 16, no. 3 (January 3, 1998): 165–174.
“Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University.” Accessed September 4, 2013.
“Classroom Assessment Techniques.” Accessed September 4, 2013.
“VCU CTE - Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT’s).” Accessed September 4, 2013.

Subject Guide

Sara Miller
Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives
Liaison to HALE, Academic Advancement Network, Integrative Studies

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