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Enhancing Curriculum and Delivery: Linking Assessment to Learning Objectives

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Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Volume 33, Number 1, ISSN 0260-2938


Typical university-wide course evaluations do not provide instructors with sufficient information on the effectiveness of their courses. This article describes a course assessment and enhancement model where student feedback can be used to improve courses and/or programs. The model employs an assessment tool that measures student perceptions of importance and their current competence in course-specific learning objectives both pre- and post-course. Information gained from this assessment enables course improvement over time and also allows for modification in delivery and/or content of the current course. This model is intended to augment traditional course evaluation mechanisms based on specific and actionable feedback on learning objectives. (Contains 3 figures. Course Assessment Survey is appended.)


Combs, K.L., Gibson, S.K., Hays, J.M., Saly, J. & Wendt, J.T. (2008). Enhancing Curriculum and Delivery: Linking Assessment to Learning Objectives. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(1), 87-102. Retrieved May 17, 2021 from .

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