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Embedded Assessments

Course Embedded Assessments

  • This type of assessment is used within a course to assess student learning for both individuals and groups.
  • Take place in a class or a group of classes
  • Determine whether students are learning pre-established learning outcomes
  • Take advantage of pre-existing student motivation to perform well
  • Assess what is actually taught

Why course embedded assessment is used:

  • Individual instructor:
    • To improve learning in a course
    • To assess learning in a course with multiple sections
  • Assessment Director with Instructors:
    • To assess learning that crosses discipline boundaries, e.g. general education outcomes
    • To assess learning in a discipline
    • To assess various learning competencies