Using assessment data

The most common output generated by assessment tools are response rates and achievement mastery levels. Data elicited from a multiple choice instrument contains many pieces of information that can help the instructor identify strengths and weakness of the student and the instrument itself. The figure below shows a sample of what type of data can[…]

Assessment Strategies

Characteristics of the Best Assessments Acquiring knowledge and skills in a profession is a journey to the goal of mastery.   Good assessment helps the learner by providing a clear destination, hands-on driving lessons, progress gauges, and a road map. Authentic Assessments for Small Classes Assessment  of the tasks and challenges likely to occur in[…]

Assessment Reliability and Validity

Reliability determines how consistently a measurement of skill or knowledge yields similar results under varying conditions. If a measure has high reliability, it yields consistent results. There are four principal ways to estimate the reliability of a measure: Inter-observer: Is determined by the extent to which different observers or evaluators examine the same presentation, demonstration, project, paper, or other performance and agree on[…]

Measurement Tool – Survey

A survey is an instrument used to collect information from people about their characteristics, behaviors, attitudes, or perceptions. Surveys typically use numeric or descriptive rating scales. Numeric: Quantifies interpretations using an increasing or decreasing numbers. Example: “1 = Strong Disagree” and “5=Strongly Agree” Descriptive: Explains interpretations using definitions or phrases to quantify level of agreement,[…]

About Assessment

Assessment focuses on learning, teaching, and student outcomes. It serves as an interactive process between students and faculty that informs faculty how well their students are learning what they are teaching. Assessment is also an ongoing process that strives to continually improve the process to achieve the desired result. Planning, analysis, and continued revisions are[…]