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Center for Excellence in Spires Teaching and Learning: Assessment Resources

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Assessment Resources

Direct Measures of Assessment:
These are assessment measures in which the products of student work are evaluated in light of the learning outcomes for the program. Evidence from coursework, such as projects, or specialized tests of knowledge or skill are examples of direct measures. In all cases, direct measures involve the evaluation of demonstrations of student learning.

Indirect Measures of Assessment:

A proxy measure was used, such as participation in a learning activity, students’ opinions about what was learned, student satisfaction, etc. Examples: teaching evaluations, surveys asking students how much they think they learned, course grades