What is a

Final Assessment

A final assessment is the last activity students must complete in a course. A final assessment may be an exam, a culminating activity or a combination of the two. This task assesses students’ knowledge of a subject and may be cumulative. A final assessment is similar in nature to a summative assessment, which includes end-of-unit tests, standardized testing and cumulative work such as curating a portfolio over the duration of a course.

A final assessment refers to the task that evaluates students’ progress in a course. This is a way for students to recognize their weaknesses and for instructors to understand where they have excelled and where improvement is needed when teaching. A final assessment ultimately provides instructors with data about their teaching and their students’ learnings.