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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Direct Measures

Direct Measures at WSU

Direct measures are assessments of students’ performances or work products that demonstrate the students’ skills and knowledge. Rather than tracking individual students, program-level assessment may investigate the performance of a representative sample of students to gain insight into the learning outcomes of the student population and the effectiveness of the curriculum or program overall. Direct measures reveal what students have learned and to what extent.

Direct measures come in many forms and WSU encourages programs to develop measures that fit their needs and disciplinary expectations.

Resources for Direct Measures

Program Spotlights Related to Direct Measures

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