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Assessment: Foundations and the Future

March 26, 2024

Assessment has long been a cornerstone of higher education.

With the rise of online learning, the role of assessment is increasingly central. Advances in technology, including possibilities emerging from generative AI, have changed how assessments are created, delivered, and evaluated. In this whitepaper we provide a brief overview of the assessment field to ground us in the basics of assessment and share some key pointers to keep in mind as you determine how best to design and deploy assessment to support your learners’ success.

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About the Authors

Authors of our articles and whitepapers are proven experts in their field, and thought-leaders in their industries. At LearningMate, we pride ourselves on finding talented professionals and enabling our team to reach new heights in their fields of expertise.

Barbara Rowan, Ph.D.

Dr. Barbara Rowan is the owner of All Things Research, LLC, a company that provides assessment, psychometric, data analysis, and research consultation and practice to schools,colleges, and corporations. Currently, she is serving as an assessment consultant with LearningMate.

Barbara holds a B.A. in mathematics and English from Malone University, an M.S. in psychology from Georgia College & State University, and a Ph.D. in assessment and measurement from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Kate Parker

Kate Parker

Vice President of Content Services for Higher Education, LearningMate

Kate collaborates with publishers and institutional clients to design and develop engaging learning experiences that align to outcomes, competencies, and workforce-relevant skills.

She has led this business for LearningMate for over six years, in which time her team has designed and developed thousands of courses and assessments, serving hundreds of thousands of learners worldwide.

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