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Module 1

Principles and Purposes of Assessment


Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate teacher-centered and learner-centered paradigms.

  • Define basic concepts related to assessment.

  • Discuss the ethical use of assessment for educational planning and continuous improvement.

  • Describe the cyclical process of assessment.

  • Describe the use of assessment activity at multiple organizational levels.

  • Describe the importance of aligning course-level SLOs, teaching methods and learning activities or assignments with program level outcomes.