In its broadest sense, assessment pertains to measuring some type of outcome with the intent of then using that data to make improvements and demonstrate accountability. Assessment in higher education typically pertains to assessing learning outcomes in particular, for being able to demonstrate that students are indeed learning what we say they are learning is the core of the purpose of higher education.
**Read information in attachment and Reflect on how you answered the quiz questions. What did you notice as you answered them? Was the process of differentiating assessment from evaluation new for you? What is clearer, or what is still confusing? After reviewing the definitions of assessment and evaluation and after studying the attached readings, has your understanding of assessment been confirmed or is it changing?