Assessment Process Terms

Authentic Assessment: using real world or relevant tasks

Formative Assessment: an ongoing process during learning used to provide feedback and make changes or improvements

Summative Assessment: process used at the ending of a learning cycle (course, program, etc.) to affirm learning or to determine what needs to be improved

Assessment: Basic Terms

Assessment: gathering information or data about student learning

Evaluation: making judgment or decisions using the assessment information/data

Evidence: student work that demonstrates what they learned

Criteria: qualities that we look for in student work

Standards: describe levels of quality in student work

Triangulation: using several sources of data to determine effectiveness