UWG Rubric and Templates

General Resources

Grading vs. Assessment of Learning Outcomes: What's the difference?

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, 2017 Conference Proceedings

Measures of Student Learning - Examples

  • Direct Measures
  • Indirect Measures
  • Direct Measures

    "Direct assessments (measures) are most familiar to faculty. Direct assessments provide for the direct examination or observation of student knowledge or skills against measurable learning outcomes. Faculty conduct direct assessments of student learning throughout a course using such techniques as exams, quizzes, demonstrations, and reports" (Rogers, Gloria. ABET Assessment Planning: Direct and Indirect Assessment. August 2006).

    • Comprehensive exam
    • Licensure/professional exam item
    • Portfolio of student work over time
    • Pre/post-test item
    • Presentation or project
    • Thesis/dissertation
    • Standardized test item
    • Employer rating of student skills
  • Indirect Measures

    "Indirect assessments of student learning ascertain the perceived extent or value of learning experiences. They assess opinions or thoughts about student knowledge or skills. Indirect measures can provide information about student perception of their learning and how this learning is valued by different constituencies" (Rogers, Gloria. ABET Assessment Planning: Direct and Indirect Assessment. August 2006).

    • Student exit survey
    • Focus group
    • Graduation rate
    • Retention rate
    • NSSE - National Survey of Student Engagement data
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