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Assessment Cycle and Approaches

Developing an Assessment Plan

Pie chart showing the six key components of developing an Assessment Plan

Effective assessment plans contain the following components:

Effective Assessment Approaches

Effective assessment approaches are:

Valid
Reflect the learning outcomes that are being assessed
Reliable
Have inter-rater reliability when subjective judgements are made
Actionable
Help identify what students are learning well and what needs more attention
Engaging
Students have opportunities to demonstrate learning; faculty care about results
Diverse
Have a variety of assessment tasks to let students build a full picture of their learning
Cost-effective
Efficient in time and money