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Why We Engage in Assessment

Assessment at LMU is grounded in these core beliefs:

  • We are committed to reflection and lifelong learning with our students
  • We seek to advance equity through anti-racist practices in assessment
  • We reject the notion that assessment is a compliance activity
  • We believe assessment moves us from curiosity, evidence, reflection and toward action to deepen our commitment to an equitable learning environment for all students 

Guided by these beliefs, the Office of Assessment at LMU provides leadership and support in the University’s efforts to create a culture of evidence, learning centeredness, and continuous improvement.

Guiding Principles

LMU's guiding principles for assessment provide a framework for promoting learning in an ethical, equitable way that benefits students and faculty.

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Assessment Cycle

The assessment cycle is a process of continuous improvement grounded in transparent learning outcomes, and in equitable opportunities for students to achieve those outcomes through their curricula and coursework.

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Equity in Assessment

Thoughtful assessment practices promote equity in student learning by meeting students where they are and giving them a voice in their education.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about assessment.

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