Student learning can be measured using a variety of methods. The methods are commonly grouped into two categories: direct and indirect measures.
Direct measures are those that measure student learning by evaluating examples of student work, such as oral presentations, writing assignments, theses or dissertations and exams. Examples include:
Indirect measures are those that measure student learning by assessing opinions or ideas about knowledge, skills, attitudes and perceptions. Examples include:
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Academic departments are also encouraged to collaborate with co-curricular programs to identify instances in which students demonstrate learning related to the articulated program-level learning outcomes. Assessment activities designed around these out-of-classroom experiences are included in a program's annual assessment report.