Professor Valencia Joyner Koomson talking with one of her electrical engineering students (Joanie Tobin/Tufts University)

Assessment is the practice of observing and evaluating student progress throughout a course to enhance student learning. The tools and techniques of assessment include different types of grading and a range of other activities which allow instructors and students to understand the full, faceted picture of the learning which is taking place. Through assessment students can become aware of what they know and don’t know, and instructors can alter course content and their teaching to meet the needs of a range of students. Assessment also serves to provide information to the program, school, and university about how students are learning in courses.

These sections on assessment are designed to help you find the resources you need —