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Collaborative Development of Assessments at Western Governors University

Assessment Update Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 1041-6099


Western Governors University (WGU) is an online university in which students demonstrate what they know and can do through a series of rigorous assessments. WGU currently uses more than 250 performance-based assessments comprising more than 1,700 individual tasks. WGU students currently attempt nearly 30,000 performance-based assessments each month. The key to WGU's ability to support the development and implementation of performance-based assessments is the use of a collaborative approach in development. This article discusses the collaborative development of assessments at WGU.


Johnson, D.L. (2008). Collaborative Development of Assessments at Western Governors University. Assessment Update, 20(1),. Retrieved November 15, 2019 from .

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