How to Measure Learning

Below is an exam that has been created and tested to assess student learning regarding pollinators and the environment. It measures knowledge, attitude and motivation regarding the curriculum and learning activities in this project and was designed to be administered as a pre and post-test so that ‘change’ can be quantified.  We delivered the tests through Qualtrics survey but will provide them here as pdf question list lists. Feel free to use these questions in any way that suits your teaching style.

How To Measure Impact

Learning is the first step in transitioning students into active ambassadors of a program. What students DO because of what they have learned is the essence of impact. Transferring learning from knowledge gained into attitudinal change, then into motivational drive ultimately becomes actions, which is the impact objective of this program. 

Measuring impact can be done by recording the results of a specially designed series of challenges. The 14 badges developed for this program contain challenges that help students DO and then REPORT ON in various ways. 

A vehicle that we used to facilitate badge issuing and reporting is Passport and is described on the Badge Challenge page.  Some teachers prefer other methods.  Regardless of the method, the ultimate goal is to provide students with concrete and measurable activities that will move them from simply learners to become doers. 

Teachers have requested that the electronic lists from the badge challenges page be made available in pdf form to allow downloading and printing to makes them easier to deliver as homework assignments and for discussion in classes or laboratories.  Whatever method works best for you as teachers is encouraged. Feel free to modify and employ the challenges below in any way that fits your teaching style. 

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