Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improvement. It involves making our expectations explicit and then systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well our performance matches those expectations. Finally, and most important, using the results for improvement. 1

At GCC we routinely incorporate assessment into our work.


  • gives us solid information to inform our decision making and planning.
  • allows us to work toward our goal of continually improving how we serve students.

1 based on Angelo, T. “Assessment.” AAHE Bulletin, November 1995, p.7