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Assessment Resources

Assessment Vocabulary

Communication about assessment and student learning outcomes sometimes uses multiple terms to refer to the same concept, or the same term with different meanings. A list of commonly used vocabulary terms and definitions related to assessing student learning outcomes is helpful so that everyone is able to speak a common language.

The terms used in this dictionary were selected from regional accreditation and state assessment guidelines; from selected presentations at the Assessment Forums of the American Association for Higher Education; from a group of policy makers, government officials, assessment practitioners, testing company representatives; and from Center for Assessment and Research Studies faculty and graduate students at James Madison University.

Glossary of Common Assessment Terms
Source: James Madison University's Online Dictionary of Student Outcome Assessment

Assessment Tools and Methods

Currently, the following tools and methods are used for assessment of students by Hocking College. The following documentation describes these tools and methods:

Institutional Assessment (IA) Rubrics

Assessment of Student Academic Achievement
Hocking College
Oakley 210