Graduate Theological Union

Aligning Assessments with Learning Goals

by Cathleen Young, Online Education Director, Starr King School for the Ministry | Among the resources available on Arizona State University's TeachOnline site is a helpful article on Aligning Assessments with Learning Objectives. Written by Steven Crawford, one of ASU's Instructional Designers, the article includes a graphic with Bloom's Taxonomy, the words associated with each level, and suggested assignments that would demonstrate that level of learning. In addition, ASU is now hosting Radio James, a tool for writing learning objectives, designed by James Basore of Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Radio James was offline for a little while, much to the dismay of faculty members who have found it very helpful, but ASU has brought it back.