CATs with Clickers: Using Learner Response Systems for Formative Assessments in the Classroom (Innovative Practice)

Wednesday, January 20 | 4:00PM–5:00PM | Governor's Ballroom E (fourth floor)
Session Type: Professional Development
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are efficient and powerful ways for instructors to collect formative feedback from students to monitor and improve the learning process while a course is still in progress. Angelo and Cross's classic book Classroom Assessment Techniques (1993) includes instructions for 50 well-tested CATs suited to a variety of teaching contexts. The presenters have reviewed all 50 CATs and identified 13 that can be conducted with clickers using the original instructions and 10 more that can be conducted with adaptations. The session will introduce CATs, demonstrate their use with clickers, and report outcomes from a "CATs with Clickers" faculty development program.


  • Charlotte Briggs

    Director of Teaching and Learning Support Services, Bay Path University
  • Deborah Keyek-Franssen

    AVP and Dean, University Connected Learning, University of Utah