In the course of this module we have outlined basic principles of student assessment in the online classroom.
We have introduced the K-12 iNACOL and Quality Matters™ standards, and highlighted what both documents have to say with respect to assessment practices in the online classroom.
In particular, we focused on the five QM standards regarding assessments in online courses.
Both of these instruments provide a far more robust overall evaluation tool for online course and instructor evaluation than was presented here. We urge you to download both sets of tools for a closer look at what constitutes excellence in all facets of online course development and instructor best practice.
Student assessment cannot be discussed in a vacuum. Overall, student success is inextricably tied to a well-designed course, and the effective teaching practices of an online instructor.
For a review of the concepts discussed in this module, complete the activity below.