Creating a Unified System of Assessment

Creating a Unified System of Assessment

Richard Schuttler (University of Phoenix, USA) and Jake Burdick (University of Phoenix, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-720-1.ch008
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The approach to curriculum design and development are essential elements to consider when creating a unified system of learning assessment. Although there are differences between facilitating curriculum online and in the classroom, the modalities do not need to be treated as separate paradigms when establishing assessments. By creating an approach not governed by delivery, education can be made more effective in all modalities. When academic programs are designed in a sound and systematic approach, learning assessment is a natural function of curriculum deployment. Assessing learning without assessing its associated curriculum design is essentially the act of looking at an effect without mentioning its causes. This chapter suggests that the goal of any institution in developing curriculum should be to create an assessment methodology that is integrated throughout its curriculum in a conscious manner, not specific to a modality.

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