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For this discussion, use information learned  from your resources located in the Reading Assignments or outside resources and answer the following:

  • Which assessment/evaluation instrument(s) are you familiar with either as a teacher or as a student? Describe the purpose of its (their) use.
  • Were you the assessor or the assessed? Describe your experience.
  • Were these assessments or evaluations? Explain.

Be realistic with your response ensure to cite at least two outside sources


1. Butler, S. and McMunn, N. (2009). A teacher’s guide to classroom assessment: Understanding and using assessment to improve student learning. Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from here.

  • Read pp: 1-12. This article introduces you will find a well-researched global history of assessment.

2. Buskirk-Cohen, A. and Duncan, T. (2011). Exploring learner-centered assessment: a cross-disciplinary approach, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 23 (2), 246-259.   https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ946150.pdf.

  • In this article, you will find a clear comparison of traditional assessment and learner-centered assessment.

3. Huba, M. and Freed, J. (2000). Comparison of teacher-centered and learner-centered paradigms. Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses. http://www.archive.jfn.ac.lk/OBESCL/MOHE/SCL-articles/Academic-articles/20.Teacher-centered-vs-learner-centered-paradigms.pdf

  • This ‘Comparison of teacher-centered and learner-centered paradigms’ is a quick read of the main aspects of both paradigms.

4. Knowly. (2020, July 22).  Assessment vs evaluation: what’s the difference? EasyLMS. https://www.onlineassessmenttool.com/knowledge-center/assessment-knowledge-center/assessment-vs-evaluation/item10642

  • This website offers a practical explanation of the difference between assessment and evaluation.

5. Rethinking classroom assessment with purpose in mind. (2006). Manitoba.  https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/assess/wncp/full_doc.pdf

  • Read the Introduction and Chapter 1. This document presents important facets of assessment; it will make you reflect on the assessment FOR, AS, and OF learning, and it suggests strategies to be applied in the classroom. This document will be used for your group project.

6. Schreurs, J., & Dumbraveanu, R. (2014). A shift from teacher centered to learner centered approach. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP),4(3), 36. doi:10.3991/ijep.v4i3.3395. Retrieved from https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jep/article/view/3395/3192

  • This article explains the shift from teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning and this fostered the emergence of assessment as we know it today.