Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education
Background and Rationale for Assessment
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Quiz Answers on Assessment Tools
1. Where is the best place to examine direct data about student learning?
The classroom or student faculty interface (for student services) is the best place to gather and interpret direct data on learning. As Miller and Wright stated the further from the classroom, the more likely the data is separated from the crucible of learning and the less likely it will result in improvement.
2. List at least three advantages and three disadvantages to using standardized assessment tools. Below are a few examples, there are many more, and varies with the type of assessment.
3. List at least three advantages and three disadvantages to using local or homegrown assessment tools. Below are a few examples, there are many more, and varies with the type of assessment.
4. In what way does embedded assessment prompt learning?
Embedded assessment communicates clear expectations and criteria for content and skills. Students will learn based upon the type of expectations they will be tested on. Student learning outcomes cue students about the material and level of learning expected prompting their studying.
5. Match the following characteristics and descriptions of quality data.