Course Embedded Assessments
This type of assessment is used within a course to assess student learning for both individuals and groups.
Course Embedded Assessments:
- Take place in a class or a group of classes
- Determine whether students are learning pre-established learning outcomes
- Take advantage of pre-existing student motivation to perform well
- Assess what is actually taught
Why Course Embedded Assessment is Used:
- Individual instructor:
- To improve learning in a course
- To assess learning in a course with multiple sections
- Assessment Director with Instructors:
- To assess learning that crosses discipline boundaries, e.g. general education outcomes
- To assess learning in a discipline
- To assess various learning competencies
This document is an introduction to course-embedded assessments, including advantages, disadvantages, and examples.
Adapted from Gentemann, K. (2005) Course Embedded Assessment. Presented at Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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