Applying Assessment Strategies in Psychology

Which Methods are Optimal?

Based on the Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes, various methods of assessment are more effective for different learning goals in psychology than others.

Learning Goals Classroom/ Course Data Individual Projects/ Performance Assessment Summative Performance Assessment Self-Assessment/ Reflection Collaboration Interviews and Surveys Archival Measures
Knowledge Base in Psychology
Optimal
Optimal
Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed

Research Methods

Mixed

Acceptable Mixed Mixed Acceptable Mixed Mixed
Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology Mixed Acceptable Mixed Mixed Acceptable Mixed Inappropriate
Applications of Psychology Mixed Acceptable Mixed Acceptable Mixed Acceptable Mixed
Values in Psychology Inappropriate Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed
Information and Technological Literacy Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed
Communication Skills Awareness Acceptable Acceptable Mixed Acceptable Mixed Mixed Inappropriate
Sociocultural and International Awareness Mixed Acceptable Mixed Mixed Acceptable Mixed Inappropriate
Personal Development Skills Mixed Mixed Mixed
Optimal
Mixed Mixed Inappropriate
Career Planning and Development Mixed Acceptable Mixed Acceptable Mixed Acceptable Inappropriate