Types of Assessment
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Assessment in higher education generally encompasses three types of assessment: formative, summative, and process.
From the bullet point list below, select one topic for which you will lead the discussion in the forum this week. Early in the week, reserve your selected topic by posting your response (reservation post) to the Discussion Area, identifying your topic in the subject line. Be specific about your topic so that someone else could select the same bullet point but focus his or her post differently. By the due date assigned, research your topic and start a scholarly conversation as you respond with your initial or primary post to your own reservation post in the Discussion Area. Make sure your response does not duplicate your colleagues’ responses.
- What is the goal and purpose of formative assessment, and at what time is formative assessment best suited and why?
Additionally, provide a brief paragraph describing an assessment you have experienced and which type of assessment was used. Explain how your experience with that assessment impacted your understanding of the material this week.
As the beginning of a scholarly conversation, your initial post should be:
- Succinct—no more than 500 words.
- Provocative—use concepts and combinations of concepts from the readings to propose relationships, causes, and/or consequences that inspire others to engage (inquire, learn). In other words, take a scholarly stand.