Standard III.1: The types of assessments selected measure the stated learning objectives and are consistent with course activities and resources.
- Assessments, learning objectives and learning activities should align in a clear and direct way. Your assessment formats should provide a reasonable way to measure your stated learning objectives.
- Assessments can be quizzes facilitated through D2L or any number of other methods to evaluate the progress of the student (e.g. research papers, discussions, assignments, etc.)
- The key to satisfying this review standard is to make sure that the assignments and assessments match the course outcomes and learning objectives.
- a problem analysis evaluates critical thinking skills
- a multiple choice quiz verifies vocabulary knowledge
- a composition assesses writing skills
inconsistent alignment between learning objectives and assessment:
- the objective is to be able to "write a persuasive essay" but the assessment is a multiple choice test
- the objective is to "demonstrate discipline-specific information literacy" and the assessment is a rubric-scored term paper, but students are not given any practice with information literacy skills on smaller assignments