A comprehensive examination and evaluation of a person's needs for psychiatric, developmental disability or substance abuse treatment, services and/or supports according to applicable requirements.
completing tests, interviews, and other procedures in order to understand a persons strengths and problems
A systematic and thorough evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses and problems of a person. A wide range of highly specialised mechanical, electronic and computer-based tools commonly used in rehabilitation and special education settings.
A written evaluation of needs completed by a social worker, nurse, or other professional and used to determine eligibility and priority for some services and to help with developing a care plan.
the evaluation, usually of mental, emotional and social status to determine an individual's abilities. Its objectives may be diagnostic, to update a care plan or solve a particular situation.
Any systematic method of obtaining information from tests and other sources; used to draw inferences about characteristics of people, objects, or programs. American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, p. 172.
The process of gathering information about children in order to make educational decisions.
Dictionary of mental handicap, M Lindsey A systematic and thorough evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses and problems of a person.
an evaluation of a patient based on the following information: 1. the subjective report of the symptoms by the patient. 2. the progress of the illness or condition. 3. the objective findings of the examiner based on tests, physical examination and medical history.
The act of evaluating and interpreting data and information for a defined purpose.
assessment for learning - formative; assessment of learning - summative.
Assessment is the process of systematically collecting information about students or educational programs in order to make educational decisions. The process includes, but is not limited to, gathering, describing, and quantifying information; providing feedback about progress; and evaluating instructional effectiveness.
Procedures used to determine whether a child has a disability and its nature and extent, and to assist in determining the least restrictive special education program and related services required to meet the student´s needs. The assessment process inlcudes formal and informal tests, observation and interviews.
The evaluation of a student's overall academic performance in a unit
Teacher-made tests, standardized tests, or tests from textbook companies that are used to evaluate student performance.
A test or evaluation of what a student knows and is able to do.
A systematic process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the current, historical or projected status of an organization.
The process of collecting information about a student to aid in decision making about the progress and development of the student.
A systematic procedure for measuring a trainee's progress or level of achievement against defined criteria to make a judgement about a trainee.
Assessment is the process of gathering information to determine what is needed.
Tests given to a child by qualified professionals to determine the child's current academic levels in such areas as math, reading, and spelling.
Student's work indicating competencies in Knowledge Area at three levels: Overview, In-Depth, Applied. Upon completion of an assessment contract, the student submits documentation of his/her work to the assessor. Upon approval, that knowledge area is certified as complete and entered on the student's transcript.
Pronunciation: (uh-SESS-ment) In healthcare, a process used to learn about a person's condition. This may include a complete medical history, medical tests, a physical exam, a test of learning skills, tests to find out if the person is able to carry out the tasks of daily living, a mental health evaluation, and a review of social support and community resources available to the person.
Methods of measuring student progress, including standardized testing, other testing, teacher judgment, and student reports.
A tool for evaluating student progress, otherwise known as a quiz or test. Back to top of glossary
1) Community assessment refers to a study (not necessarily formal) to determine the current status of a community. It may focus on both the needs and the assets of the community, and precedes development of plans and action for work in the community. 2) Assessment of impact refers to assessment to evaluate the effect that a particular program or policy has had on students, faculty, community members, an institution, or the community as a whole.
Identifying an individual's skills, strengths, learning styles, and needs.
An impartial analysis of a conflict situation conducted with an eye towards determining potential paths by which parties may reach a resolution of their conflict. This usually includes personally interviewing the parties, researching the history of the conflict, and attempting to find agreement as to the core issues around which the conflict has evolved. The assessment sometimes leads to the involvement of a facilitator, the design of a means by which the parties may work with each other directly, or a decision that there is an adversarial nature to the conflict that can't be dealt with appropriately by ADR techniques. In mediation, assessment refers to the process used to screen a case-- the intake phase of a mediation where a case is assessed regarding its appropriateness and/or readiness for mediation.
process to determine a child's strengths and weaknesses. Includes testing and observations performed by a team of professionals and parents. Term is often used interchangeably with evaluation.
The University is continuously evaluating its programs to make sure that they are not only well focused on what they should teach, but also teaching it effectively. You will participate in this assessment process when you take the Rising Junior Examination. See also "Rising Junior Examination."
The ongoing process of analyzing and integrating data obtained from the patient and family, relevant treatment providers, caregivers, and funding sources in order to identify the present plan of care, current and anticipated needs, and problems or obstacles that may be resolved through case management intervention.
evaluating for purpose of diagnosing a problem, understanding the nature of a problem, planning intervention, measuring changes in behavior and/or skills.
Gathering data to understand students' strengths and weaknesses in reading ( Harris & Hodges, 1995, p. 12).
A test or battery of tests which evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various skills.
The process of collecting information about individuals, groups, or systems that relies upon a number of instruments, one of which may be a test. Therefore, assessment is a more comprehensive term than test.
the process of collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting information about individuals or groups of learners, in order to understand their learning and to help them continue to grow.
Describes the process of gathering information to determine a client's strengths and problems.
Taking a good history, opportunistic communication, observations and investigations and the use of appropriate screening tools are generic assessment strategies. Assessment of AOD problems includes: a history of drug use and treatment, medical and psychiatric problems and psychosocial factors physical examination and, where needed, laboratory tests to confirm drug use / investigate abnormalities and / or screen for illnesses predisposed by the drugs used create opportunities for harm reduction (injecting behaviour, sexual behaviour, immunisation).
a judgement of your achievement
A process by which a team of highly-trained professionals observes and evaluates an individual to determine his or her status and specific needs.
The process of gathering, describing, or measuring information about student performance. Methods include a wide variety of strategies such as traditional paper/pencil tests, observation, portfolios, or performance tasks.
The systematic process of determining educational objectives, gathering, using, and analyzing information about student learning outcomes to make decisions about programs, individual student progress, or accountability.
How student learning is measured. Assessment is often used as a synonym for tests, but teachers assess students in a wide range of other ways- reviewing written work, asking students questions and observing classroom performance.
involves more detailed inquiry than the first screening of the client's needs. The assessor must analyse and interpret the information. Generally, clinical judgement is also required. The outcome of an assessment is a plan of action or service that is developed in collaboration with the client and/or their carer/s.
A process used by case managers to gather information about an individual to determine his or her functional needs and/or eligibility for services. Information collected may include health status, financial status, ability to perform activities of daily living, mental status, etc.
Assessment is the process the college uses to evaluate student skills in areas such as reading, writing and mathematics and English as a Second Language (ESL).
The formal or informal process of collecting evidence about student progress, analyzing and evaluating progress, communicating about progress, and adjusting teaching practice based on reflection on a teacherâ€™s practice. There are multiple forms of assessment, including achievement or other standardized tests, exercises or assignments that enable you to measure student progress, student work, and feedback from parents or other family members.
The purposeful, systematic and ongoing collection of information as evidence for use in making judgments about student learning. In an outcomes approach to education, the assessment process involves: providing students with opportunities to demonstrate core learning outcomes gathering and recording evidence about students' demonstrations of these core learning outcomes using this evidence as the basis for making overall judgments about students' demonstrations of core learning outcomes ( Years 1-10 Curriculum Framework)
The evaluation of academic learning, as well as the process by which a degree program is approved.
The ongoing process of gathering information from a variety of sources in order to provide students with descriptive feedback and improve the classroom program. Assessment can involve the gathering of data related to students' experiences as they work towards the curriculum. Formative assessment focuses on evaluating the process (i.e. evaluation of ability to work in groups) whereas summative assessment involves the gathering of information related to the end product of a learning process (i.e., test at the end of a chapter). Peer assessment, which involves the giving and receiving of feedback among students, is also an important part of the learning process.
Evaluation or appraisal of a candidate's suitability for alcohol or other drug abuse treatment and placement in a specific treatment modality/setting. This evaluation includes information regarding current and past use/abuse of drugs; justice system involvement; medical, familial, social, educational, military, employment, and treatment histories; and risk for infectious diseases (e.g., sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis).
Broad term for any type of test or procedure used to gain information about a student's level of skill, knowledge, ability, progress, achievement, etc. With regard to phonological awareness, assessments are often used to establish a baseline of what students already know and to identify children who may require additional instructional help. Assessments can also be used to monitor progress during ongoing phonological awareness instruction.
The measurement of student learning or measurement of learning objectives.
The steps taken to find out if someone has LD. Can include tests and interviews.
Before you make a final decision on making a consumer proposal or on declaring bankruptcy, the administrator of consumer proposals or the trustee, as the case may be, will perform an assessment. The purposes of this assessment are to evaluate your financial situation, to provide you with an explanation of the options available to you and to discuss with you the merits and the consequences of your choice.
The process of determining whether a site or structure is significant. Also called Phase II. (See Testing.)
A thoughtful, ongoing process that determines the current level of student (individual) performance as a way to set future goals for learning. Student involvement in important.
the onsite examination of a peer (peer assessment) or a staff member (self-assessment) to evaluate whether or not the lab has complied with regulations or standards of accreditation.
Teachers conduct screening assessments, progress monitoring, diagnostic assessments, pre/post tests, running records, and formal and informal assessments. This data is used to drive instruction for the purpose of increasing student learning.
determines what a student knows or can do. Assessment data effects student advancement and placement as well as decisions about instructional strategies and curriculum.
Evaluation of a person's level of physical or mental function and the extent of services needed
The process of collecting and analyzing information about performance and/or ability, and programs' effectiveness, in order to make sound decisions about students and programs and to understand their learning and to help them continue to grow.
A measure of student learning and the extent to which instructional objectives have been achieved. Assessment methods should be matched to purpose and encompass: summative assessment of learning to determine what the student has achieved; formative assessment to inform the next stage of teaching and learning that will occur; and ongoing assessment which focuses on teacher feedback alongside student reflection and self assessment.
the act or process of gathering data in order to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of student learning.
Evaluation of a stock's productivity and ecological status.
A process by which the CPS agency determines whether the child or other persons involved in the report of alleged maltreatment is in need of services.
The way your service provider determines what activities will help your child and family, and whether or not your child needs further evaluation.
Assessment means the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether competency has been achieved to confirm that an individual can perform to the standard expected in the workplace as expressed in the relevant endorsed industry/enterprise competency standards or the learning outcomes of an accredited From AQTF Standards for RTOs
How the therapist gets to know what a child or young person needs in order to work out what assistance is required. Assessment may include asking questions about needs, examining movements, activities or behaviours.
The tests, coursework, examinations and other activities undertaken to assess students' progress through courses and to assign final grades.
Measuring, collecting, and bringing together information about a child's present level of performance.
Evaluation, by whatever means a faculty board has determined, of a student's academic performance in each of the tasks, which may include examination, prescribed for a unit.
The term is broader than testing, and typically includes gathering and integrating information to determine a student's current level of emotional, behavioral, academic, and intellectual functioning, resulting in educational needs and strategies for remediation.
Evaluation of gaming tax owed by a venue.
Test, observation, interview, or other strategy used to measure ability, achievement, or mastery in a specific subject against a set of standards or against others’ performance. In special education, assessment also refers to data and information gathered to ascertain a student’s aptitudes, areas of need, eligibility and recommendations for programs and services.
Comparing individual student performance to predetermined standards. Assessment can be accomplished through a variety of means: standardized tests, exhibitions of knowledge, etc.
The observing and testing of children in order to identify their strengths and needs, to develop appropriate educational programs, and to monitor progress.
Evaluating a learner's actual skill- or knowledge-level based on the expected skill or knowledge of a person in a particular job, position, or assignment.
Methods used to collect evidence of what a student knows or is able to do.
The gathering of information to rate or evaluate your health and needs, such as when you are admitted to a home health agency. An OASIS ( Outcome and Assessment Information Set, see below) form is completed on all Medicare and Medicaid adult home care patients.
A process (which may or may not be systematic) of gathering information, analysing it, then making a judgement on the basis of the information.
an umbrella term used to encompass all the many different ways of looking at, describing, analysing and evaluating landscape.
Assessment is the process of acquiring information and making judgements about students' learning. The purposes of assessment include the following: to assist student learning related to outcomes, to make judgements about students' achievements, to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programs, and to inform decisions about students' future learning. Some people broadly distinguish between formative and summative assessment.
Assessment is the process of evaluating how effectively learning is occurring. It may be undertaken by learners themselves, by teachers, by the two collaboratively or by learners in collaboration with one another. A wide range of activities undertaken by teachers and learners can provide information on learning. See also diagnostic assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment.
The process of describing and monitoring performance of students or educational programs against a specified set of criteria.
Ongoing process beginning with first client contact and continuing throughout the intervention and maintenance phases to termination of contact. The major goals of assessment are (a) identification of vulnerable or likely cases; (b) diagnosis; (c) choice of optimal treatment; and (d) evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment.
The process used for determining an individual's progress or level of mastery/competence in an occupational area. This may include a wide variety of techniques such as written tests, examinations, practical tests, assignments and oral tests, etc. The assessment process may be formative (continuous) and /or summative (final).
A method used to determine what a student knows, has learned, and/or is able to do
Evaluation of the productivity of a stock as a basis for deciding how many salmon should spawn and what harvest rates should be.
a careful evaluation of what a students knows and is able to do.
The methods and procedures by which a student's academic progress and standard, at a given time, is measured against the intended outcomes of the program of study. Formative assessment provides feedback to the students during the course on their learning and may or may not be graded. Its purpose is to inform the student of progress and to promote learning. Summative assessment occurs at end of a course or topic area. Its purpose is to determine the actual learning outcomes and is counted towards the grade if the course is graded. It aims to determine what learning has occurred. Norm referenced assessment measure's a student's academic progress and standard, at a given time, is measured against the other students/clients undertaking the same/similar program of study.
Initial testing and subsequent evaluation of students to aid in placement and progress in reading comprehension, writing, English, arithmetic and algebra.
systematic analysis of the effectiveness of teaching and learning that is carried out according to established standards.
Assessment in TAFE NSW is the process of collecting evidence and making judgements on whether competence has been achieved, or whether specific skills and knowledge have been achieved that will lead to the attainment of competence.
Evaluation of learner performance on a task, given specific set of criteria.
Any process designed to test a student's learning.
Assessment is a systematic process of gathering information from many people in order to make appropriate educational decisions for a student.
Assessment refers to the process of measurement. In mental health, assessment refers to the process of having your personality, intelligence or brain functioning tested. Common tests used these days are the Weschler Adult Intelligence Test (an IQ test), the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (a personality test), the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (a personality test), and any of a variety of NeuroPsychological Tests that measure how well your brain is working after an accident or illness. Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. - Jan 1st 2000. Collection: Mental Health
Processes to identify, collect, use, and prepare data that can be used to evaluate achievement. Assessment and evaluation are often confused, but assessment precedes evaluation.
Collecting and analyzing information to make judgments about the learning progress of individuals or groups; also, techniques, devices, or instruments used to collect evidence, ranging from formal and standardized to criterion referenced to alternative to informal.
The fourth stage of the SARA model of problem-oriented policing, in which the effectiveness of the response is evaluated through rigorous feedback that allows for revision if the response is not successful.
Determining a child's developmental strengths and weaknesses. Assessment are reviewed based upon observation of the child and/or the administering one or more standardized tests. Areas of assessment include: Motor Skills Language Skills Cognitive/Intellectual Skills Social or Emotional Skills Self-Help Skills
Essentially a measurement process of the learning that has either taken place or can take place. Usually measured against stated learning outcomes: Predictive assessment attempts to measure what the learner might achieve given suitable training. Attainment assessment attempts to measure what the learner knows or can do, and is usually related to the syllabus of a course the learner has followed.
Using data to determine abilities and knowledge about a particular topic. A distinction should be drawn between a test, which is just a tool used in assessment, and assessment.
A valid and reliable measurement of student performance on a set of academic standards in a subject area
The gathering of information in order to evaluate a person's health and health-care needs.
A name typically given to any tests or other instruments which might be used to help you identify your career or professional interests and goals OR to determine which courses are best suited to your current interests and skill levels. For example, first-time entering students may be required to undergo assessment of their level of skills in English and Mathematics at the time of admission, in order to ensure that they do not waste time in courses that are significantly either above or below their current levels of mastery (also called "appropriate placement").
The systematic gathering of data used to make inferences about student progress in achieving designated learning outcomes based on various sources of evidence
a judgement of a pupil's achievement
Evaluation or appraisal of a process, program or activity to estimate its acceptability.
an evaluation Testing for Water Quality
The act of determining the standing of an object on some variable of interest, for example, testing students, and reporting scores.
The gathering of information to rate or evaluate your health and needs, such as in a nursing home.
The process of evaluating an e-learnerâ€(tm)s knowledge.
is a systematic process of gathering information in order to make appropriate educational decisions for a student. It is a collaborative and progressive process designed to identify the student's strengths and needs, and results in the identification and implementation of selected educational strategies. Assessment of the ESL student occurs initially to identify placement and service, and on an ongoing basis to determine progress.
A diagnostic form of quality review and evaluation of teaching, learning, and programs based on a detailed examination of curricula, structure, and effectiveness of the institution, its internal review, and quality control mechanisms.
The process of systematic gathering, quantifying and using information to judge the effectiveness and adequacy of a higher education institution or a programme. It implies evaluation of core activities. It is a necessary basis for a formal accreditation decision. Autonomy See " Institutional autonomy".
Blackboard's teminology for anything that is a test, quiz, exam, etc.
Systematic gathering of information (and acting upon that information) for purposes of improving the learning and the teaching in educational settings.
An assessment of mental status is a test of a person's ability to think, feel and react to others. A doctor usually performs a mental status assessment.
A means to evaluate and make a determination about the needs, importance, and value of a person or situation.
The trainer's - and sometimes the participants' judgement of individual existing knowledge and progress of those participating in the course.
The process of collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competence has been achieved. In the VET sector, for example, this is to confirm an individual can perform to the standard expected in the workplace as expressed in the relevant endorsed industry/enterprise competency standards; and in the university sector this is to confirm an individual has achieved the learning outcomes of an accredited course.
A means to measure a student learning outcome. These measures are not limited to tests and may include portfolios, projects, performance, survey, and behavior. The purpose of assessment is to discover how well students learn.
the measurement of a learner's performance in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
the product obtained from assessing;8 An interdisciplinary process that involves the collation, evaluation, and interpretation of information from various sources concerning both direct and indirect losses, and short-and longterm effects.9
The process used to systematically evaluate a learner's skill or knowledge level.
Initial and subsequent evaluation of students to aid in placement and progress in reading comprehension, writing, English language skills, and mathematics.
The evaluation of an individual's development, behavior, intellect, interests, personality, cognitive processes, emotional functioning, and/or social functioning for the purpose of identifying needs. Assessment methods include interviewing, systematic observation, and psychometric testing.
The gathering of information from several measurements to show strengths and weaknesses on a particular ability, or of a particular attribute. The terms, assessment and test are often used interchangeably.
An appraisal or evaluation (Webster's Third New International Dictionary, 1993)
is a test or other way of measuring something, such as a personâ€(tm)s mental health, or goals, or needs; often the first test in a series of tests, or a test given before treatment starts. Atypical antipsychotics, also known as second-generation antipsychotics, they include these chemical classes: dibenzoxazepine (e.g., Clozapine), thienobenzodiazepine (e.g., Olanzapine), and benzisoxazole (e.g., Risperidone).Â These medications are known as "atypical" because they are generally more effective in symptom reduction than the earlier generation of antipsychotic medications, without the side-effect profile typical of those medications. B (Back to Top)
Process by which a student's progress or achievement in a unit is evaluated, including assessment methods such as assignments, in-class tests, examinations, project work, seminar papers and tutorial participation.
To evaluate the worth, significance, or status of something; especially to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of something.
The process by which judgements are made about learnersâ€™ achievements, including the methods by which assessment may be carried out and the way in which it is recorded.
the purposeful process of collecting evidence, interpreting the evidence and making judgements on a candidate's progress towards meeting a standard.
Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and forming judgements on the extent of progress towards competency standards. Competency based assessment is primarily concerned with actual performance. Additional assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudes are effectively applied in a given situation. Assessment should be valid, reliable, fair and flexible. The ITAB recommends a range of evidence is collected using a variety of assessment methods, including self assessment on multiple occasions in a variety of settings based on explicit and pre-published standards and performance criteria.
The larger processes of describing, collecting, recording, scoring and interpreting information about a student's learning. Regrettably, assessment is frequently used as a euphemism for test. It is important to remember that the Latin root of assess (assidere) means "to sit beside." Although some assessments may result from a series of tests, most people do not produce their best work under test-like conditions. For this reason a variety of alternative assessment approaches is appropriate and under development including portfolio assessment. (SCASS)
An assessment is a test or evaluation of a student's abilities or skills. Some assessments test for interests or prior learning, as well, and they're used by education and/or career advisors to guide the testee through education and career decisions. Payment for assessments is covered by PATHWAYS and is not deducted from the regular tuition allotments.
The process of determining the nature and degree of hazard of a hazardous material or hazardous materials incident. The act of estimating the merit of a mitigation procedure. This evaluation should weigh the risk verses the overall objective of the incident. A proper assessment will consider hazards associated with each phase of operation.
The gathering of evidence about a student's knowledge of, ability to use, and disposition towards a subject, and the making of inferences from this evidence. These inferences can also be a valuable tool for making instructional decisions. Assessment should always support and enhance students' learning.
The process of testing and observing the child in order to understand the nature, personality, learning style and abilities of the child to help make decisions about the kind of educational programming required.
The process by which the University establishes whether or not students have achieved the learning outcomes required for the award of credit or of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree and determines the appropriate classification of such awards.
Process of gathering data and putting it into interpretable form. It is the first step in making a judgment or a decision about a program's importance. This term also applies generally to tests which measure student learning.
The process of obtaining information (quantitative or qualitative) about the academic status of students or schools. Usually, the information will be used in conjunction with other information to make educational decisions, to judge instructional effectiveness/curricular adequacy, or to inform policy.
is the process of determining whether a student has achieved the learning outcomes of a course of study.
Interpretation of measurements for the purpose of making decisions about placement, program planning, learning, and performance objectives.
In education, the systematic collection, interpretation, and use of information on student characteristics, the educational environment, and learning outcomes to improve student learning and client satisfaction and/or to document program success.
a process of determining not only the growth of a students performance / product over a period of time, but also the critical evaluation of what is "right" and / or "wrong", with the performance / product, and how to "fix it."
the process by which the learner's evidence of achievement (work) is assessed, or 'marked' show that the learner has achieved the standard required to gain certification or accreditation
The measurement of an individual against a "norm." This can be used in education, with grades and tests or with psychologists, measuring mental states and characterisitics.
collecting and evaluating evidence to establish the level of an individual's performance. (See also fair assessment) Back to A-Z menu
Any systematic method of obtaining information from tests and other sources, which are used to yield inferences about the characteristics of people, objects, or programs,” and hopefully reach the answer to the assessment question.
The criteria used to determine student achievement of required learning
The process of evaluating how effectively learning is occurring. This may be undertaken by teachers, by learners, by learners and teachers collaboratively, or by learners in collaboration with one another. A wide range of activities undertaken by teachers and learners can provide information on learning.
The process of analyzing information to make judgments about the skills and learning of individuals or groups. In the context of this site, the purpose of assessment is to determine the capacity of people to effectively work on processes that deliver organizational value.
Another word for "test." Under No Child Left Behind, tests are aligned with academic standards. Beginning in the 2002-03 school year, schools must administer tests in each of three grade spans: grades 3-5, grades 6-9, and grades 10-12 in all schools. Beginning in the 2005-06 school year, tests must be administered every year in grades 3 through 8 in math and reading. Beginning in the 2007-08 school year, science achievement must also be tested.
A 'statutory' or 'formal' assessment is used to find out if a child has special educational needs which require specialised or more help than is normally available in the child's school.
"Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate criteria and standards for learning quality; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards; and using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance." (Tom Angelo, 1995)"Assessment is the systematic collection, review, and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development." (Palomba & Banta, 1999)
Process to determine a child's strengths and needs. Can include testing, interviews, observations, and questionnaires given by a team of professionals and parents. Usually used to determine special education needs. This term is used interchangeably with evaluation.
Assessment answers the question: "How well are we doing things?" It is the systematic collection and analysis of information to improve student learning, educational support, and administrative functions.
Assessments might require a connection with national, state, or local standards. In the modules, we suggest there can be a meaningful instructional link between standards, classroom teaching, classroom and standardized assessment, and addressing student needs.
This usually means grades and tests. A student's academic achievement is compared to a norm or to an average of all students' performance.
The process of identifying and understanding a problem and planning a series of actions to deal with it. There are usually a number of different stages in the process, but the end result is always to have a clear and realistic plan of activities designed to achieve a set of clear aims and objectives.
Process of considering a student's academic ability and work through essays, examinations, interviews or other methods.
An appraisal or evaluation (e.g., assessment of the degree of success of a remediation procedure at a contamination site).
the process by which doctors and other trained professionals work with parents to determine the level of a child's development, stengths, and weaknesses. An assessment usually consists of observation of the child and the administration of one or more standardised tests, and looks at all areas of development: motor; language; cognitive or intellectual; social/emotional; and self-help skills.
a way of measuring the progress of a student.
Systematic method of obtaining information from tests or other sources; procedures used to determine child’s eligibility, identify the child’s strengths and needs, and services child needs to meet these needs. See also evaluations.
The evaluation of a person's skills or adeptness at a given task. In reference to ADHD, it can be the comparison of a child's performance against the "norm."
Anything that seeks to measure what students have learned£®Assessment is either formal or informal£®The effectiveness of a particular approach to assessment depends on its suitability for the intended purpose£®Results of assessment are therefore not always valid for all learning situations and all kinds of students£®For instance, multiple-choice, true-or-false, and fill-in-the-blank tests can be used to formally assess basic skills or to find out what students remember£®To assess other abilities, performance tasks may be more appropriate£® Performance Assessment requires students to perform a task, such as kicking a football or writing a letter£®Sometimes the task may be designed to assess, or measure, the student's ability to apply knowledge learned£® Authentic Assessment is the performance assessment that is always realistic and directly connected to the lesson objectives£®One way to make an assessment authentic is to have students choose the task to demonstrate what they have learned£® Alternative Assessment has traditionally referred to any assessment other than formal assessment£®It is sometimes called Informal Assessment£®However, this term has become problematic
The Latin root assidere means to sit beside. In an educational context, the process of observing learning; describing, collecting, recording, scoring, and interpreting information about a student's or one's own learning. At its most useful, assessment is an episode in the learning process; part of reflection and autobiographical understanding of progress. Traditionally, student assessments are used to determine achievement of learning objectives and grades.
Generally, an attempt to understand what is being demonstrated or what is happening. Often an ongoing process of feedback about the quality of students' products and processes, used as a part of instruction to promote learning. Contrast this definition with "evaluation."
An evaluation process including a document review, an on-site audit and an analysis and report. Customers may also include a self-assessment, internal audit results and other materials in the assessment.
The process of reviewing and evaluating competencies and qualifications for the purpose of determining whether or not an applicant has fulfilled the requirements to be eligible to practice an occupation. This process could include testing or examinations. The main purpose is to measure candidates against a pre-determined occupational or educational standard.
The determination of a studentâ€(tm)s level of mastery of a subject.
An attempt to determine what a student knows or has learned.
i) (of institutions or programmes) the process for establishing the educational quality of a higher education institution or programme; ii) (of individual qualifications) the written appraisal or evaluation of an individual's foreign qualifications by a competent authority; iii) (of individual students) the actual testing of a student's ability and skills within a programme (e.g. by examination).
The process of collecting detailed information about a person's alcohol and other drug use, emotional and physical health, family and social problems, roles and supports, educational and employment status, legal status, and other areas as a basis for identifying the appropriate level and intensity of AOD treatment as well as needs for other services.
A description and judgment of a specific domain of knowledge or behavior drawn from more than one source of information. The literature on accountability in education equates assessment and evaluation. IDEA defines assessment as a process for determining progress and evaluation as a process for determining current levels of performance for purposes of standard comparison for eligibility determination.
The fourth stage in the SARA process, involving evaluating the effectiveness of the response , , , 24, 37, 38, 46, 54, 55, 60
a collecting and bringing together of information about a child's needs, which may include social, psychological, and educational evaluations used to determine services; a process using observation, testing, and test analysis to determine an individual's strengths and weaknesses in order to plan his or her educational services.
an umbrella term for description, analysis and evaluation.
According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, “assessment” is another word for “test.” Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, assessments should be aligned with academic standards for the different grade levels.
The systematic collection, review, and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development. (Palomba & Banta, 1999) An ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate criteria and standards for learning quality; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards; and using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance. (Angelo, 1995)
The ongoing procedures used by appropriate qualified personnel throughout the period of a child's eligibility under this part to identify-- The child's unique strengths and needs and the services appropriate to meet those needs; The resources, priorities and concerns of the family and the supports and services necessary to enhance the family's capacity to meet the developmental needs of their infant or toddler with a disability; and The nature and extent of early intervention services that are needed by the child and the child's family to meet those needs in a. and b. above.
The sum of methods and processes used to evaluate the attainments (knowledge, know-how, skills and competences) of an individual, and typically leading to certification. [EQF
The process of gathering and judging evidence in order to decide whether a person has achieved a standard or objective. See also competency-based assessment.
The process of collecting, interpreting and using evidence of student achievement of curriculum statement learning outcomes. See also ' authentic assessment', ' diagnostic assessment', ' formative assessment', and ' summative assessment'.
The process of ascertaining an adjusting the shares respectively to be contributed by several persons towards a common beneficial object. In the case of a Child Support Assessment the process of ascertaining, based on a formula, the amount of Child Support payments to be made by the paying parent.
collection and organization of data on student progress in achieving set objectives. Data collected can consist of observations, grades, or anecdotal records.
The process that takes into account and evaluates work produced during a given period of time against academic requirements. This formal process includes an evaluation of the student's body of work by academic staff, an evaluation of any required papers or documentation, attendance, etc.
ongoing tests used by a team of professionals to identify a child's strengths and needs; family concerns, priorities, and resources, and services needed
Evaluating a learner's actual skill or knowledge level based on the expected skill or knowledge for a person in the same job, position, or assignment.
The process of evaluating student learning with standardized testing and a clearly defined portfolio of individual work samples. In gifted education, teachers attempt to evaluate student products or performance to tailor education to student needs and interests.
A process of collecting evidence and making judgments on whether competency has been achieved. In the context of the National Training Framework, the purpose of assessment is to confirm that an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace as expressed in the relevant industry standards.
A professional review of a child's and family's needs that is done when they first seek services from a caregiver. The assessment of the child includes a review of physical and mental health, intelligence, school performance, family situation, and behavior in the community. The assessment identifies the strengths of the child and family. Together, the caregiver and family decide what kind of treatment and supports, if any, are needed.
a method of collecting information about a student's learning needs, weaknesses, strengths, etc.
Methods that an institution employs to gather evidence and evaluate quality.
The word comes from the Latin root assidere that means to sit beside. Assessment is the process of appraising, observing or evaluating participant learning. Assessment can take the form of an exercise such as a written test, portfolio, experiment, show of hands, or product. Assessment can also be the act of describing, collecting, recording, scoring, or interpreting information that seeks to measure a student's skills or knowledge about a participants or one's own learning. Close
Provides information and data which answer a specific set of questions for future planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Also called evaluation. Assessments include instrumental appraisals, rating exercises, and other activities that may determine how well an institution performs financially, operationally, and managerially.
The process of determining an individual's current and potential strengths, weaknesses, and needs. Uses formal and informal recurrent diagnosis and evaluation information provided by each service.
an assessment instrument given to new students. The results are used to assist counselors in determining academic ability in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Process of gathering evidence about a studentâ€™s knowledge of, ability to use, and disposition toward mathematics and of making inferences from that evidence for a variety of purposesâ€ (NCTM, 1995, p. 87). The process of collecting and interpreting information that can be used to inform: students, and their parents/guardians where applicable, about the progress they are making toward attaining knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to be learned or acquired the various personnel who make educational decisions (instructional, diagnostic, placement, promotion, graduation, curriculum planning, program development, or policy) about students (Alberta Joint Advisory Committee, 1993)
Process of judging student behavior or product; comprehends evaluation and testing. it may include rating scales, observation checklists, content analysis and/or interviews.
Often used as a synonym for evaluation; sometimes recommended for approaches that report measurement without making judgments on the measurements.
An evaluation by a healthcare professional that includes a person's physical and mental state in order to determine the level of functional and cognitive capabilities of the patient.
Evaluation of the extent of illness.
An examination performed with the intent of arriving at a qualitative or quantitative description of a patient's condition. The terms includes any evaluation procedure performed for the purpose of obtaining information regarding the patient's state or condition. Disease (condition specific) assessments are outcome procedures that run the gamut from physiological tests to questionnaires. They are designed to elicit information about the specific signs and symptoms and other clinical characteristics of diseases or conditions. Condition specific assessments are usually more limited in scope than general health assessments. General health assessments are usually questionnaires completed by patients and scored for a number of attributes deemed important to the overall concept of health; i.e., decreased pain, improved mobility, improved psychological status.
Often used as a synonym for evaluation EHR/NSF Evaluation Handbook, Chapter Seven: GlossarySource web site
An evaluation by a professional designed to assess an individuals current level of functioning and identify any problem areas. Any specific diagnoses, treatment options or medically necessary services will be identified.
The process of evaluating and measure an individuals achievement; typically done with assessment tools such as assignments or examinations.
A formal or informal evaluation of an individual's needs for supports and specialized services. Evaluation findings form the basis for determining an individual's level of care (LOC), and for writing a person's Individual Service Plan (ISP).
means collecting information in order to make decisions. Assessment should provide the information required to build and maintain a profile of the learner. This will enable teachers and trainers to establish and review both the learner's requirements and the learning opportunities that can be provided for him or her. It will also provide feedback to the learner on his or her progress.
Determination of a resident's care needs, based on a formal, structured evaluation of the resident's physical and psychological condition and ability to perform activities of daily living.
An evaluation, usually performed by a physician, of a person’s mental, emotional, and social capabilities.
The process of gathering information about students' knowledge and ability and of providing students with descriptive feedback to guide their improvement. Information may be gathered from a variety of sources (including observation and the recording and documentation of student work).
Any systematic basis for making inferences about characteristics of people, usually based on various sources of evidence; the global process of synthesizing information about individuals in order to understand and describe them better (Brown, 1983). (McTighe & Ferrara)
Assessment is a process of gathering information to meet a broad range of evaluation needs.
Often used as a synonym for evaluation. An evaluation of factors, such as performance, in impacting the achievement of goals. The term is sometimes recommended for restriction to processes that are focused on quantitative and/or testing approaches.
In educational terms, a systematic and controlled process of determining what children know, understand and can do.
A process designed to identify a studentâ€™s level of competence or preparation to do college work.
The process or means of evaluating a studentâ€(tm)s knowledge or skills. ( learn more)
Processes such as examinations or coursework through which a learner's achievements are measured. See also Peer assessment; Self assessment; Standard setting
the process of determining the company's or organisation's current situation.
A fire weather fire danger product based on a thorough evaluation of all pertinent sources of meteorological, fire danger and resource information. The evaluation and interpretation of measurements, intelligence, and other information to provide a basis for decision-making.