Ali Riphagen and Sumeet Singh. WE ASSESS FOR SUCCESS! . About assessment Our experience with assessment Conclusion Q&A. Overview. The evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something. Defining Assessment .
Ali Riphagen and Sumeet Singh
WE ASSESS FOR SUCCESS!
Our experience with assessment
The evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.
It's true that much of that which is crucial to our discipline is also that which is most difficult to measure.
Thus, assessment plans often end up measuring that which is easily measured rather than that which is most important.
Assessment should provide information that allows you to improve your program.
Start with clear statements
Present, deliver, teach what you are assessing
Collect more than one kind of evidence
Write a rubric, if applicable
Make sure that your assessment clearly relates to your key learning outcomes
Try out surveys and similar tools
Keep comparing your assessment tools against your learning outcomes to ensure that they continue to align.
Most importantly, remember that assessment does not have to be complicated.
All it has to do is provide us with reasonably reliable information that we can use to improve teaching and learning.
No one assessment is right for every program in every institution.