Assessment is an intrinsic part of students’ learning process. From the student point of view, assessment defines the actual curriculum. It directs attention to what is important; acts as an incentive for study, and steers student’s learning behavior.
It is good practice to include a sufficient range and variety of assessment activities in the course design that not only comprise the grading elements that summarize students’ achievements and standards, but also incorporate the learning elements that allow students to understand what they can do now and what they might be able to do in the future.
Assessment: Why, When and What to assess
As a faculty member, it is crucial to understand the three Ws of assessment: Why, When and What.