Faculty, departments, administration, and external funding/accreditation agencies use assessment to provide evidence of learning and to improve instruction in addition to measuring the success of university programs and curriculum.
When thinking about specific assessment strategies, consider what you want to know and why you want to know it.
Important questions to ask in choosing strategies and measures of assessment include:
- What are your overarching goals for the course?
- What are the desired learning outcomes?
- What types of teaching methods would facilitate student mastery of learning outcomes?
- What types of assignments, quizzes, exams, or exercises ask students to engage desired skills and contents?
Outcomes can be measure through different types of Direct and Indirect Assessment.