The word ‘assess’ comes from the Latin verb ‘assidere’ meaning ‘to sit with’

Assessment is the process of measuring knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes and documenting the same.

Assessment is the systematic collection, examination, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data about student learning and the use of that information to document and to improve student learning

Assessment is NOT…
• Solely an administrative activity.
• merely a means of comparison. It’s main purpose is for improvement only.
• An intrusion into a teacher’s / instructor’s classroom or an infringement on
academic freedom.
• Exclusively conducted in classroom settings. It is mutually the responsibility of faculty and out of class educators and learners and can be taken during instruction phase or after instruction phase

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