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A person with a disability is provided an equal opportunity to acquire information, receive a service, and participate in a learning experience with ease of use and independence.


The evaluation of the learning that has taken place against a set of achievement criteria. Assessments can take different forms, such as formative "ongoing" feedback and summative exams or coursework.

  • Formative assessment is aimed primarily at determining the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s work, with the objective of improvement. Formative assessment demands feedback to the student in some form and may, but will not always, contribute to summative assessment.
Formative assessments are those which are primarily designed to help students learn. This type of assessment enables them to assess their progress, providing an opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Summative assessment is aimed at evaluating student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.
  • Peer assessment/review is an assessment/review of students’ work carried out by other students.
  • Self-assessment is an evaluation of one's own abilities.

Assessment tools

Tools within an LMS (learning management system) that manage the authoring, delivery and marking of assessments tasks, such as assignments, tests, assignments, and surveys.

Assignment activity (Moodle)

Assignments allow students to submit work to their teacher for grading. The work may be text typed online or uploaded files of any type the teacher's device can read. Grading may be by simple percentages or custom scales, or more complex rubrics may be used. Students may submit as individuals or in groups.

Asynchronous - Asynchronous learning

Not occurring at the same time; for example, a discussion in an online forum may not result in participants engaging at the same time as each other. Asynchronous learning is a general term used to describe forms of education, instruction, and learning that do not occur in the same place or at the same time.

The term is most commonly applied to various forms of digital and online learning in which students learn from instruction—such as pre-recorded video lessons or game-based learning tasks that students complete on their own—that is not being delivered in person or in real time. Yet asynchronous learning may also encompass a wide variety of instructional interactions, including email exchanges between instructors, online discussion boards, and course-management systems that organize instructional materials and correspondence, among many other possible variations (The Glossary of Education Reform, 2014).