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CUR/528 Assessing student learning


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Assessing Student Learning

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CUR/528 Assessing student learning

  1. 1. Assessing Student Learning By Isela Resendis CUR 528 February 16, 2015 Dr. Siddeeqah Johnson
  2. 2. Introduction:  Assessment’s Definition  Comparing Three different types of Assessments  How assessments are used by some organizations or institutions of learning  Examples  References
  3. 3. Assessments  It is an ongoing process which only purpose is to understand how students learn best and how to improve student’s learning  They are used to set expectations and measure appropriate criteria at high standards.  It helps to determine sufficient opportunities to achieve and match educator’s expectations.  It is a systematical method to analyze evidence and interpreted learning quality matching results. (Suskie & Banta 2009)
  4. 4. What are some different types of assessments?  Course level Assessment:  It is base most on grades and work reflection  It not recommended if there more members teaching multiple sections and the same course using different test, assignments and grading criteria.  Academic Program:  Embedded Course Assignments  Capstone and Field Experiences  Portfolios and Published tests  General Education:  Overarching and integrated goals.  Repeatedly in multiple courses than single courses (Suskie & Banta 2009)
  5. 5. How assessments are used by some organizations or institutions of learning.  Examples:  Performance Assessments- most organizations use this assessment to value performance or product through observation and judgment, l like playing a musical instrument, working in a scientific experiment, speaking a foreign language and completing a certain task in a timely matter.  Written Responses- most learning institutions use this assessment which requires students to write their responses with an specific written length, like working on compositions and topics such as solutions to environmental problems, economic events, analyzing artwork and forms of government, or solutions to social problems.
  6. 6. References:  Suskie L. & Banta W. T (2009). Assessing Student Learning. A Common Sense Guide: (2nd. Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Wiley & Sons.  Student Learning Assessment. (2007). Options and Resources: (2nd Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Middle States Commission on Higher Education.