Intended Audience
This module offers an introduction to the vocabulary of assessment in higher education.  It is intended for three main audiences. Faculty, staff, administrators, as well as other institutional stakeholders who:

  1. consider themselves new to the assessment conversation;
  2. are already involved in assessment efforts, but would like to strengthen their understanding of assessment terminology; and/or
  3. have an advanced understanding of assessment, but who are charged with training or educating their peers and colleagues about assessment.

Objectives
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define assessment
  • Articulate the differences between assessment and evaluation
  • Differentiate between assessment and evaluation activities
  • Define terminology related to assessment
  • Define terminology related to data gathering methods and tools
  • Compare foundational frameworks for assessment commonly used in higher education