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What are the most inclusive methods of assessment?

Assessment is a challenging and necessary component of instruction. Traditional assessment has centered on testing recall of course material through midterm and final exams.

Assessment, at its best, is a communication tool that tells students what skills they have developed, what skills need improvement and how they should proceed. A universally designed evaluation structure highlights the need for regular and consistent feedback that incorporates evaluation throughout the entire term. More frequent low and higher stakes assessment fosters an environment that supports student and instructor reflection on the learning process.

Evaluation and Feedback: Regularly assess student progress using multiple accessible methods and tools, and adjust instruction accordingly. Provide clear course expectations, requirements, and objectives. Provide both individual and group feedback on a regular basis to allow students to make mid-course corrections.