Assessment and Evaluation

Hoonuit provides professional development courses to give teachers the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in the classroom. Assessment and evaluation is a big part of that, including the ability to understand student data.

View a preview of one of our learning modules on this topic below.

Course Preview: Assessment of Learning

Concerns related to gainful employment, student loan debt, student retention, and graduation rates have trickled down to the program and classroom level to directly impact the ways in which student learning is documented and assessed. In this era of heightened scrutiny and increases in accountability measures, what do educators need to know about assessment, its purposes, and practices? This online learning module focuses on how this topic applies to higher education, and K-12 educators will also benefit from this training. 

After completing this module, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between assessing, evaluating, and grading.
  • Describe the relationship that exists between assessing, evaluating, and grading.
  • Provide examples that distinguish between assessing, evaluating, and grading.
  • Identify the purposes of assessment and evaluation.
  • Provide examples of the major purposes of assessment and evaluation that relate to their content areas or teaching fields.
  • Explain the contributions that pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment can make to the teaching/learning process.
  • Describe the differences between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment and provide an example of each.
  • Identify the measurement principles that make assessment tools effective.
  • Define triangulated assessment and explain why it is an essential component of effective assessment practices.
  • Identify characteristics of effective closed-response test items, including multiple choice, matching, and true/false.
  • Identify characteristics of effective open-response test items, including short answer and essay.
  • Describe the benefits of authentic and performance-based assessment.
  • Provide examples of different alternative assessment strategies that relate to their content areas or teaching fields.
  • Write and commit to a professional development goal and plan that relates to their assessment of student learning.


Each of our learning modules follows our four-part framework:


LearnIt. Our Assessment of Learning course includes 22 videos broken out into 5 different section giving educators a depth of information on the topic.


DoIt. Each course includes an opportunity to practice the theory in a classroom-focused scenario. In this course teachers are asked to select an assessment strategy that they haven’t used before, design a plan for trying it out, and implementing that plan.


ShareIt. Using the built-in community, collaboration is encouraged. Each course allows educators to share their DoIt experience as well as any additional learning.


ProveIt. At the end of each learning module an assessment is provided for educators to demonstrate what they have learned.

Additional Hoonuit Courses on Assessment and Evaluation

The Power of Formative Assessment
Providing Authentic Assessment
Making Sense of Educational Data
How Do You Know When They've Got It: Effective Formative Assessments
Alignment of Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Learning
How Can Rubrics Improve My Projects and Assessments?
Interpreting and Utilizing English Learner Data
How to Read and Utilize Instructional Data
Data Driven Decision Making: An Introduction
ISTE Educator Self-Assessment
ISTE Student Self-Assessment
And many more, with new modules being created all the time!