The Nuts & Bolts of Assessment Scott Jackson Dantley, Ph.D. Coppin State University Baltimore, Maryland. N C A T E’S Institutional Orientation Fall 2009. What is Assessment?. Assessment is the ongoing process of: Establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning.
TheNuts & Boltsof AssessmentScott Jackson Dantley, Ph.D.Coppin State UniversityBaltimore, Maryland
N C A T E’S
Assessment is the ongoing process of:
***Handout-Direct vs. Indirect measures
Direct Measures-evaluate student work examples include exams, papers, projects etc.
Indirect Measures include asking students or alumni how well they thought they learned, tracking graduate school or job placements rates.
4. Use the Results for improvement
Suskie, L. (2004). Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense guide. Anker Publishing Company, Inc. Bolton,
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (2007). Student learning assessment: Options and resources, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.
Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Institutions (2008). National council for accreditation of teacher education.
TheNuts & Boltsof Assessment
Scott Jackson Dantley, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Professor of Chemistry
Coppin State University