Evaluation of a course should not be limited to evaluation of the instructor, instructional method and content. Serious consideration needs to be given to course assignments and how closely aligned the assignments are to course goals and objectives (Popham & Baker, 1970). "Student learning assessments provide feedback to teachers about areas of instruction that need further emphasis. Student learning assessments help insure quality control of instruction over a period of time" (Wentling, 1979, p. 238). How closely course grades are associated with completion of the objectives should be an important question for all teachers.
course evaluations, course objectives, learning assessments.