Assessment Definitions

Assessment is the ongoing process of:

  • Establishing the 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, 2004)

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