Formative Assessment Strategies: From Madness to Methods 2.0

Des Moines, IA US
May 13, 2016

This course is open to DMU faculty and staff only. 

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Looking for new ways to engage students in their learning? Interested in maximizing student achievement next semester? Look no further! The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is hosting a formative assessment workshop. The session will use an interactive “card game,” adapted from a learning exercise developed by colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin. We will explore a number of formative assessment strategies and discuss best practices as we match strategies to learning goals and core competencies.

One of the purposes of this workshop is to identify FA strategies that align to your student learning goals. Please come prepared to share at least one learning goal from your course.


  • Describe the purpose and benefits of formative assessment (FA).
  • Describe multiple FA strategies.
  • Select 1 or 2 FA strategies that align to their learning objectives.
  • Pilot a method/strategy with students to achieve learning objectives.


Michelle Rogers, PhD
Educational Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning, Des Moines University

Dr. Rogers indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


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  • Mayer, R. E. (2010). Applying the science of learning to medical education. Medical education, 44(6), 543-549.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/13/2016 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/13/2016 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME


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