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Assessment Toolbox:Writing Outcomes

Outcomes/Objectives are focused, concrete statements derived from goals that are written in measurable language. Objectives often take the following form "to (action verb) (subject) by (action).

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate what we want students/participants to learn
  • Are written statements of the measurable achievement a participant will be able to demonstrate as a result of participant in a learning activity.

Administrative Outcomes

  • Focus on improving operations.
  • Are written, measurable statements regarding the efficiency, effectiveness and customer service components of a department.

More information on writing learning outcomes

Writing Learning Outcomes - Part I
Writing Learning Outcomes - Part II

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