Assessing Your Students' Outcomes

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Center for Faculty Development
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San Jose, CA 95192



Of late, in the wake of No Child Left Behind and its successor legislation, "assessment" has become something of a vilified construct. Students, teachers and the public as a whole have become weary of testing run amok. But it is critically important to be able to see whether one's students are actually learning what we set out to help them learn. And it is critically important to be able to provide timely and useful feedback to students about where they are succeeding and where they still have work to do.

Assessment Types

Formative Assessment


Resources and Tools