Category Archives: Methods

Differentiating Between Levels of Assessment: Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

One of the problems with assessment is a lack of clarity about what is being assessed. A lot of this has to do with language – metrics, goals, learning outcomes, performance indicators, etc. can all be confusing. Overuse of this … Continue reading

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Making Assessment Useful: Why People Are Really Bad At Using Results for Decision-Making

(Originally posted: Friday, January 24th, 2014) One of the most common challenges people face in assessment and planning is use. Some or maybe many programs go through a lot of work to gather data, talk in meetings, and sit through … Continue reading

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Getting Organized with Assessment – A Framework

(Originally posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2014) Assessment and evaluation can be confusing to people. I have found that a lot of this confusion is usually the result of two things: 1. A lack of clarity about what is being assessed. … Continue reading

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