Assessment Glossary

The Assessment Glossary contains key assessment terms related specifically to issues of higher education. It is provided to promote the use of assessment jargon and not as a guide to the assessment process. Please note that there is no standardized assessment vocabulary and term use may vary. This web-based document is a compendium of selected assessment-related terms found in glossaries published by the following higher education institutions and associations: California State University at Stanislaus, James Madison University, New Horizons for Learning, Michigan State University, Millersville University
The University of California at Los Angeles, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Georgia Athens, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and 2001 Accreditations Handbook.

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