Assessment Strategies -- WHAT'S THE QUESTION?
FOUR ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES
Evaluation and assessment
force us as professionals to engage in evidence-based thinking. Moreover,
the nature of the evidence we gather depends upon the question one asks
at the beginning of the process. Most evaluation and assessment
activities seek answers to one or more of these generic questions:
Does the student or program meet or exceed certain standards
How does the student or program compare to others (Comparing
Does the student or program do a good job at what it sets
out to do (Measuring Goal Attainment)?
How can the studentís program and learning experience be
improved (Developing Talent and Improving Programs)?
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