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


Debate Project (Interview with Dr. Melissa Boyce)


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)