Assessment vs. Evaluation: Systematic Process of Documenting

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  • Assessment is the systematic process of documenting and using empirical data to measure knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs.
  • Improve learning path


  • Evaluation focuses on grades and might reflect classroom components other than course content and mastery level.
  • Final review
  • Product oriented
  • Judgmental
  • I give you a flower
  • Evaluation - The flower is purple and is too short with not enough leaves (judgmental)
  • Assessment - “I՚ll give the flower some water to improve its growth.” (aim to increase quality)
Assessment vs Evaluation
Is ongoingProvides closure
Improves learning qualityJudges learning level
IndividualizedApplied against standards
Provides feedbackShows shortfalls

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