Assessment of Student Learning

Student Evaluation and Assessment refers to the process used to gather evidence of the achievement of the Learning Outcomes.

  • Learning outcomes are provided for each unit. The outcomes should use active verbs, and also be specific and measureable.  e.g. define, apply, synthesize (from Bloom’s Taxonomy)
  • The learning activities (including the assignments and ungraded activities) promote the achievement of the learning outcomes
  • The assessment methods and related rubrics are detailed and appropriate to the student work and respective outcomes being assessed. This includes assessing modes of online participation and contributions.
  • There are multiple ways for students to demonstrate competence or mastery. E.g., research project, paper, tests, presentations, or multimedia projects. Students are not just graded for online participation but the quality of their participation and contributions.
  • Acceptable methods for completing assignments are identified (e.g. group work, open book, etc.).
  • Assessments are authentic (e.g. designed with personal and real world relevance)
  • Throughout the semester, instructor provides multiple opportunities to give feedback on students’ learning and to help students “self-check” their learning.
  • Throughout the semester, instructor provides multiple opportunities to solicit feedback from their students about their learning and on the course for the improvement of the course. (e.g. mid term check in survey)