Assessment Basics:



When you pass the quiz for this module, you will receive a professional development certificate. But before you take the quiz, review what you've learned. 


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This training module will help you to:

  • What terms come to mind now when you think of assessment? 
  • Need help? Go back and review "What is Assessment" 
  • Can you list the general steps of the assessment cycle and explain what happens in each step? 
  • Check out, "The Assessment Cycle", for a refresher.
  • What misconceptions about assessment have been dispelled for you? Any surprises? 
  • How would you explain assessment to someone who doesn't know what it is? 
  • For a more information, see "Assessment Misconceptions".

Keep this in mind... you start your assessment journey: 

  • What result are you aiming for?
  • Without clearly identifying this, it will be easy to get lost in a maze of ideas and plans, and before you know it, you've collected useless data that doesn't measure your success.
  • Assessment is the best way to highlight your program or department's success and reenergize your efforts toward greater achievements!
  • Although assessment takes effort, your hard work will be rewarding!
  • University Assessment and Accreditation (UAA) is here to answer your questions, help you get started, and guide you through the assessment process.
  • Contact us at: 
    • Dr. Christine Austin, Director UAA, at or by phone at 479-880-4282. 
    • Amanda Gardner, Assessment Specialist, by email at or by phone at 479-880-4278.


When you're ready, follow the unit link below to take the quiz.