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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)
“Classroom Assessment Techniques.” (Iowa State University CELT: Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching).
“Classroom Assessment Techniques: How Can I Tell What My Students Are Thinking?" (Indiana Univeristy)

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Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives
Liaison to Integrative Studies

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