Here you will find some examples of classroom assessment techniques.  These are methods for gathering information while a course is going on, to enable the instructor to gauge where her/his students “are”.  As opposed to an exam or quiz, they are not formally evaluated; thus, they typically take much less time to read, and they are analyzed quite differently.

The techniques are drawn from Angelo and Cross' book entitled Classroom Assessment Techniques. Below you will find PDFs of several chapters from this book. One is an overview, and the others are specific examples of CATs (as they call them).   These certainly do not exhaust the universe of classroom assessment techniques, but they are a good starting point.   Email Alan Caniglia if you would like to browse through an actual copy of the text.

 
"Once the concepts of CAT are understood, the instructor can move on to create course-specific techniques tailored to his or her teaching style and the learning styles of a particular class, thus greatly enhancing the usefulness of Classroom Assessment."
Cynthia A. Walker, Ph.D., From NACADA Journal