Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning
Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT)
During Dee Fink's workshop with new faculty at the beginning of the year, he mentioned a multiple-choice assessment called the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT), developed by Beth and Mike Epstein and available through Epstein Education Enterprises. Because of the interest generated from the discussion of the IF-AT forms at this workshop, ACTL has purchased a small order for faculty to use in their classroom. So what are these forms and how are they used?
The IF-AT is a new type of multiple choice procedure that provides immediate informational feedback to students for each question and permits the allocation of partial credit when used in classroom assessment exercises. The IF-AT uses a multiple-choice answer sheet with a thin opaque film covering the answer options. Instead of using a pencil to fill in a circle, students scratch off their answers as if they were scratching a lottery ticket. The student scratches off the coating of the rectangle corresponding with the first-choice answer. If the answer is correct, a star or other symbol appears somewhere within the rectangle. If incorrect, the student must re-read the question and remaining answer options and scratch off a second or even third choice until the correct answer is identified. Students earn partial credit for multiple attempts and learn the correct response for each question while taking the test. Dee Fink used the IF-AT forms in the workshop within groups. The faculty groups would have to discuss each answer before choosing their answer, and reconsider if their answers were incorrect. (Epstein Educational Enterprises Website)
For addition information on the IF-AT forms, click here.
The IF-AT forms are available by contacting Mike Green in the Academic Affairs Office.
New to the Teaching and Learning ACTL Moodle Site , these documents were discussed at last week's Conversation on Scholarship Session: Reflection in Your Class and in Senior Inquiry .
Learning Styles submitted by Jon Clauss
- Felder & Solomon: Index of Learning Styles
- Kolb: Learning Styles Inventory
- Fleming: VARK A Guide to Learning Styles
- Grasha & Riechmann-Hruska: Student Learning Style Survey
- Quick and Dirty Reflection Assessment developed by S.A. Fenwick
- Assessment Scale and Informed Consent developed by S.A. Fenwick
- Reflection Rubric developed by Mark Vincent
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