Community College Program on Information Competency October 10-12, 1999 Asilomar,
Bonnie Gratch-Lindauer City College of San Francisco, (updated 8/2001)
Assessment Methods by Learning Domains With Examples
2. Behavioral: Performance-Based Skill Development
a. Performance or Use -
Web tutorials with quizzes, search logs/journals, observations,
b. Products - assignments, research paper and projects,
3. Cognitive: Knowledge Acquisition-
tests and quizzes (written, Web-based; pre and post-tests);
capstone or other course grades
1. Assessment of learning begins with educational values
2. Assessment is more effective when it reflects understanding of learning as
multidimensional, integrated and revealed in performance over time.
3. Assessment works best when programs it seeks to improve have clear, explicitly
4. Assessment requires attention to outcomes but also to
the experiences that lead to those outcomes.
5. Assessment works best when it is ongoing, not episodic.
6. Assessment fosters wider improvement when all educational stakeholders are involved
7. Assessment makes a difference when it begins with issues of use and illuminates questions that people care about
8. Assessment is most likely to lead to improvement when it's part of larger
set of conditions that promote change.
9.Through assessment, educators meet responsibilites to students and the public.