A Legacy of W.K. Kellogg


To create and hold a course is a lot of work! Assessment helps you to decide whether that work is effective or if you need to change something to serve your learning goals. Assessment is not about achieving perfection; it's about improving the learning experience. Assessment is iterative, not static -- you never really get to call it "done" -- it is just "done for now."

This page offers steps for systematic assessment, ideas for assessment questions to ask and data to gather to address those questions, and sample assessment instruments.

  • Level of Assessment – This chart displays levels of assessment in higher education, from individual courses to entire degree programs.
  • Assessment Steps for Every Level of Assessment – Based on clearly stated Learning Outcomes (Objectives) and aligned learning activities, these steps guide the collection and analysis of specific data (evidence) to determine if changes are required.
  • When and How to Assess Your Course - Suggestions for questions that can be asked at various points in a course, and where to seek evidence to answer those questions.
  • Sample Assessment Instruments - Selected sample instruments, assignments, rubrics, and surveys.
  • Resources for Classroom Assessment – Selected references and resources.