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Trainings and Tools for Faculty

"If an assessment hasn’t yielded useful information, stop doing it and do something else."
– Linda Suskie

Key Elements of Assessment Practice 

AAHE Principles of Good Practice: Aging Nicely
This is a review of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning and helpful reminders to move us forward.


Benjamin Bloom created a taxonomy of measurable verbs to help us describe and classify observable knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and abilities. The theory is based upon the idea that there are levels of observable actions that indicate something is happening in the brain (cognitive activity.) By creating learning objectives using measurable verbs, you indicate explicitly what the student must do in order to demonstrate learning.