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Student Learning Assessment

Johns Hopkins endeavors to offer a learning experience of the highest quality. Arising out of the interaction between teaching and learning, assessment provides a framework to ensure that all of our Johns Hopkins programs maintain rigorous standards, meeting the high expectations of students and faculty alike. The process grows out of our mission and our commitment to teaching and learning and is based on the following principles:

  • Methods used to assess learning must be appropriate to the specific discipline, skill, and degree level
  • Multiple lines of evidence should be used to confirm learning outcomes
  • Assessment must provide value to the institution and be sensitive to local context and practices
  • Assessment must be embedded in the curriculum and ongoing activities for it to be sustainable and effective
  • Assessment results should be transparent

Given the decentralized structure of Johns Hopkins, the responsibility for assessing student learning resides within each school. With the support of professional staff and other resources, the faculty of each school assume the main responsibility for student assessment.  In departments and programs, faculty establish learning goals and use assessment results to improve programs.

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