Transparent Assignment Design

Transparently designed assignments promote student success and increase student retention. Research results have shown a significant and long-lasting boost for all students exposed to this pedagogical strategy, and the impact on underserved student groups, in terms of ethnicities, socio-economic status, and first-generation college students has been disproportionately positive. Transparent assignment design promotes an equitable learning experience for all students, and the significant effects of this practice were measurable after the modification of only two assignments in a course.

This brief overview of transparent assignment design is an introduction to the transparent teaching framework. Consider using the resources that follow to effectively implement this strategy into your course as we work together to increase student success and provide an equitable college experience for all students.