Articulate The Principles Of And Purpose For Good Assessment

• Assessment works best when the students know the learning goals clearly and explicitly.
• Assessment makes a difference when it begins with questions the students really care about or have interest in.
• Assessment requires attention to outcomes but also and equally to the experiences that lead to those outcomes.
• Assessment is most effective when it reflects an understanding of learning as multidimensional, integrated, and revealed in performance over time.
• Assessment works best when it is ongoing, not episodic.
• Look for evidence of learning, not just scores.
• For Management Purposes
• For Certification of Achievements
• For Teaching Purposes
• For Selection Purposes
• For Monitoring Progress of Development Projects
Following links provide more information about principles and purpose for good assessment.
Assessment, Oct 05, Bill McComas (.pdf)
Assessment Overview, Sept 04, Bill McComas (video)
AAHE: Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning (.pdf)
Using Assessment Strategies to Inform Student Learning

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