Guidelines for Program Assessment: Educational Purpose

What is the educational purpose of the assessment plan?

  1. Why are you doing assessment?
  2. Who is being assessed?
  3. What is being assessed?
  4. When will the assessment take place?

Be sure to date your purpose and rationale statements. Assessment is a process, not just a plan. It should be dynamic and constantly under review.

The rationale statement tells why you are doing assessment. 

The purpose statement tells who is being assessed, what is being assessed, and when assessment is to take place.