Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Feedback on Student Learning

In a well-designed course, the instructor continually obtains feedback on student learning.  Such information enables both the instructor and students to monitor learner progress towards achieving course objectives. As such, class assessments should be carefully designed so that they accurately and reliably measure student performance in the class.  These resources are designed to help instructors develop high quality assessments for their classrooms.

Assessment allows both the instructor and students to monitor progress towards achieving learning objectives. Formative assessment refers to a variety of assessment tools all pursuing the same education-driven goal: to “help form, or shape a student’s learning.”