DePaul University Center for Teaching & Learning > Assessment > Assessing Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning is frequently asked questions like, “how should we collect assessment data?” or “what methodology would be best for our assessment project?” Despite the huge variety of programs and learning outcomes at DePaul University, we have the same answer for everyone: it depends. While this may not be a particularly satisfying answer to many who hope assessment of student learning is black and white with clear distinctions between what methodologies would be correct and which are wrong, it is the most honest answer we can give.
Much like research, picking a methodology for assessment starts with asking questions. The choice of an assessment methodology depends on a variety of factors:
Answers to these types of questions can help guide decisions about the most appropriate methodology to use to assess students’ achievement of the learning outcome you are assessing.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is happy to facilitate discussions with program faculty and staff regarding best assessment methodology given the nature of the specific assessment project you are pursuing.
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