Assessment in Higher Education


Assessment is considered part of an effective teaching process. Assessment in higher education shares the qualities of good assessment at all levels of education with the addition that the teaching and assessment process in higher education must focus on preparation of college students for the workplace as adults. This paper is a review of the literature and findings about elements of effective assessment of college students who are considered adults, especially those who postpone entering college after high school but enter college at various age levels as non-traditional students. Those elements include but are not limited to: 1. A review of the assessment concept as a process that incorporates measurement, tests, and evaluations; 2. Effective understanding of assessment and its components that will assist the assessor and the assessed, who are adult learners; 3. The critical nature of the learners in higher education and factors that can help the learner such as frequent feedback and the use of rubric as a self-monitoring progress system; 4. Visiting the perception college students have about group work, especially when group work is graded; 5. The use of technology in colleges and universities in the form of a Leaning Management System (LMS) to enhance assessment; and 6. The role and responsibilities of the instructor as the assessor or evaluator.


Assessment of Adult Learners, Effective Strategies of Assessment


Assessment and Evaluation


Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


  • Mitra Fallahi
    • Professor, College of Education and Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, United States United States
    • I have been in the field of teacher education since 1989. I am currently a professor of Education at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee. My areas of research include, assessment, program delivery in higher education, diversity and multiculturalism, effective teacher preparation.