2. A process wherein the parts, processes, or
outcomes of a program are examined to see
whether they are satisfactory, particularly with
reference to the program’s stated objectives, our
own expectations, or our own standards of
The making of judgments about the value, for
some purpose, of ideas, works, solutions, methods,
Usually subjective and personal, for it consists of
placing a value on something on the basis of
previously determined standards.
3. To determine, through feedback, the level
of knowledge, other achievement, or
condition of students in his classes of
various times during the term.
To provide bases for assigning grades.
To become aware of specific difficulties of
individual students, or the entire class, as a
basis for further teaching.
4. To estimate the effectiveness of techniques,
subject content, and instructional resources in
reaching the goals of his course.
To encourage student’s learning by measuring
their achievement, by informing them of their
success, and by reinforcing the emphasis of
class presentations through repetition on
To use additional motivation of examinations
to provide practice in critical thinking.
5. To gather information needed for
administrative purposes, such as selecting
students for honor courses, permitting
students to enter sequential courses, granting
credit by examination, meeting graduation
requirements, writing recommendations, or
assessing facets of institutional quality.
To serve as a basis for replanning and
improving the next offering of the course.