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Assessment Planning and Methods

  • Assessment Plan

    An assessment plan is an outline that includes all relevant portions of an assessment project, tying together each step of an assessment project in consideration of the context in which the assessment will occur.​​

  • Methodology

    Much like research, picking a methodology for assessment starts with asking questions. The choice of an assessment methodology depends on a variety of factors​.​

  • Analysis and Interpretation

    Results are a summary of statistical and analytical data that was collected to determine how well students achieved a particular learning outcome. Results summarize how successful students are in achieving goals and outcomes that are set by instructors, programs, colleges, and/or the university. When presenting results in assessment reports, choose the medium to display results that presents the results the most clearly to a variety of audiences.