An Overview of Assessment: Demonstrating Effective Teaching and Learning
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Assessment—the effective measurement of teaching influences on student learning—is now a fact of life on most college and university campuses. Faculty members as well as administrators are being compelled to demonstrate that the educational experiences offered on their campuses (and increasingly in online course offerings) are meeting publicly expressed standards and learning goals. Students and their families, and perhaps their future employers, also want a sense that an institution's touted values routinely translate into acquired and verifiable knowledge and demonstrable skills.
Dunn, Dana S.; Baker, Suzanne C.; Mehrotra, Chandra M.; Landrum, R. Eric; and McCarthy, Maureen A.. (2013). "An Overview of Assessment: Demonstrating Effective Teaching and Learning". Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives, 1-7.