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What is Assessment?


Excerpted from Assessing Student Learning by Linda Suskie, Jossey-Bass 2009.

Assessment is the ongoing process of (pg. 4):

  • 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.



Use your notes and what we’ve learned so far and make connections to each of these elements in the definition
(HINT: Remember Gagne and our alignment tables… Learning objectives – Activities/feedback – Assessment)


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