ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING

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Definition of Assessment


"Assessment is the ongoing process of:

Establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning

Ensuring that students have sufficient opportunities to achieve those outcomes

Systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches our expectations

Using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning"

(suskie,2009)

TYPES of ASSESSMENT and the CONTRAST

Tests

Portfolios

Performance Based Assessments

Summative Assessments

Formative Assessments


Contrast:

Measured during learning

After learning

Provide Feedback

Show areas of weakness

Show areas of strength

3 TYPES OF ASSESSMENT EXAMPLES