Assessing Training Success: What to Do When Grades Aren’t Given (G7)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Coordinator/Speaker: Amelia Landenberger, University of Kentucky Law Library
Speakers: Melissa Henke, University of Kentucky Law Library; Sarah Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Tracks: Teaching

Unhappy with the status quo in legal education, the ABA adopted Standard 302, which requires law schools to use outcomes- based assessment (OBA). While law schools have begun to incorporate OBA into their grading methods, law students also often learn from informal, nongraded training. Similarly, training in law firms tends not to feature graded assignments. This program will teach participants how to collect data and assess training without the benefit of graded assignments. Firm, court, and county law librarians will learn tips and tricks for gathering assessment data to get the most out of training sessions. Academic law librarians will learn how to extend the required classroom teaching assessment for use in improving informal instruction. This session will show all participants how the collected data can be used to justify the effectiveness of the training and to make changes in order to improve future training.

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