Aligning Assessment with Learning Objectives

Assessment strategies are aligned with learning outcomes and instructional strategies.

If learning outcomes emphasize applying knowledge to solve problems or analyze a particular genre of literature, then learning activities should engage students in relevant activities and assessment strategies should provide new opportunities to demonstrate abilities

Example:

Debate Project (Interview with Dr. Melissa Boyce)

Literature:

Assessment for learning: Sally Brown (2004)

Core principles of effective assessment: R. James, C. McInnis, and M. Devlin (2002)

Assessment and grading at the University of Alberta: policies, practices, and possibilities: Robert W. Luth (2010)

Assessment to improve learning in higher education: The BEAR Assessment System: Mark Wilson & Kathleen Scalise (2006)