Assessment and Evaluation in Environmental Education

Improving Learning and Communicating Impact
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (100 ratings)
2,336 students
Assessment and Evaluation in Environmental Education
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (100 ratings)
2,336 students
Explain why assessment and evaluation are essential components of any environmental education curriculum.
Identify intended learner outcomes for your environmental education curriculum.
Assess and evaluate your environmental education curriculum using a variety of assessment alternatives.


  • This courselet does not have a prerequisite.

How do you know that your environmental education program or resource is making an impact? How do you improve your programs and resources? Assessment and Evaluation is a critical part of high quality environmental education.  This course is designed to help you get familiar with some of the key competencies that high quality environmental educators should know and be able to do when it comes to assessment and evaluation including:

1.  Understanding the difference between assessment and evaluation

2.  Understanding Learner Outcomes in EE and how they are tied to assessment

3. Using assessment as part of instruction and Improving Instruction

4. Understanding Program Evaluation

This is an entry level course designed to familiarize you with language and connect you to resources for furthering your development.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in assessment and evaluation in environmental education
3 sections • 6 lectures • 32m total length
  • Welcome
  • What is assessment? What is evaluation?
  • Determine learning goals and outcomes
  • Assessment that is part of Instruction and Improving Instruction
  • Program evaluation
  • Reflect on your learning
  • Take the quiz

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Denver, CO
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The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education serves all sectors of the Colorado community to improve the collective eff­ectiveness of Environmental Education. We envision an environmentally-literate Colorado, and we work to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.