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Types of Assessment

Programs are encouraged to build on existing measures of student learning in the form of exams, papers, group assignments, and other currently utilized assessments. By using “course embedded” assessments you can use the results you are already gathering. After providing individual students with their results on an assignment, the results can be aggregated to show how the class performed. Programs can combine results from multiple sections to analyze program performance.

  • The California Academic Senate provided a list of types of assessment at its 2009 SLO Institute. Assessment Examples
    Similar suggestions and examples can be found on websites from educational institutions across the country. You may want to explore the “Links to Helpful Stuff” button to the left.
  • Looking for something new? Consider a Classroom Assessment Technique designed to provide a non-graded assessment of student learning that focuses on ease of presentation and evaluation.

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