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“Student Assessment is the systematic [ongoing] collection of information about student learning using the time, knowledge, expertise, and resources available, in order to inform decisions about how to improve learning.“ --Barbara Walvoord from Assessment Clear and Simple.


The Faculty at Carl Sandburg College are committed to improving student learning. Through careful observation and a variety of methods, faculty measure how well our students are learning. Just a few of the methods used on our campus to evaluate student learning include:

  • Journals and blogs
  • Student writing exercises
  • Quiz and Exam scores
  • Demonstration of a skill or process by a student
  • Clinicals
  • And Presentations


We consider the role of assessment of chief importance in the improvement of student learning and we are rapidly growing and changing to better equip our campus for this task.