There are different assessment types that are used in learning environments. Students can also be evaluated using either direct or indirect assessments. 

Hover over the assessment type to learn more about it. 

Summative Assessment

A formal assessment of knowledge after learning has ended, such as a final exam at the end of a semester. 

Direct Assessments

Student production of a skill or knowledge, such as the student performing a special test. 

Formative Assessment

An assessment that occurs at any point during the learning process, such as feedback provided to a student after they perform a skill. 

Indirect Assessments

Student perception of their own skills or knowledge competence, such as a survey given to the student. This is often used to gauge comfort levels. 

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