Understanding the Fundamentals of Assessment

Nov 11, 2015 by Tom Dellner

“Assessment”—as it pertains to higher education—is one of those terms we assume we know, until we attempt a definition and realize that we really only understand it in a vague sense.

However, assessment is mission-critical at CalSouthern, and it's something with which all learners and potential learners need to be familiar. It's a learner-centered approach to education that focuses on gathering and analyzing data to ensure that students are developing the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. It's totally transparent; at CalSouthern, students participate in the assessment process and the university shares the findings and results.

In this podcast, Nicole Lesher, CalSouthern's director of institutional research and assessment—and a true authority on the topic—reviews the basics of assessment, outlines the CalSouthern assessment process and how learners participate, in addition to explaining where learners can go to review the results.

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