Embedded Assessment: A Measure of Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness
Evidence of student learning has increasingly become the focus of external constituents, yet methods of documenting student learning outcomes are considered expensive, onerous, or both. This article provides a brief review of the limitations associated with traditional student opinions or course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness, and it suggests a second strategy for evaluating student learning. In addition, we propose a model for using existing assessments to provide evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness.
McCarthy, M. A., Niederjohn, D. M., & Bosack, T. N. (2011). Embedded assessment. Teaching of Psychology, 38(2), 78-82. doi:10.1177/0098628311401590