The Task Assessment Report (TAR)

 

Every routinely assessed enablement is associated with a rubric. A rubric provides an operational interpretation of what it means for a particular course to enable a particular outcome. The rubric consists of a list of pre-determined tasks, called performance indicators, along with performance descriptions that describing the features of typical solutions at three competency levels: beginning, satisfactory, and exemplary.

Rubrics are designed by the course coordinator in consultation with the faculty and the assessment committee.

Instructors embed rubric tasks in exams, assignments, or other activities. The tasks are graded according to the rubric performance descriptions.

A Task Assessment Report (TAR) is essentially a rubric that indicates the number of students in a particular section that were able to perform each task at each competency level. A TAR may also include instructor comments.

Course:

 

Section:

 

Semester:

 

Outcome:

 

 

Performance Level

TASK

BEGINNING

SATISFACTORY

EXEMPLARY

task 1

typical features

typical features

typical features

# students

a1

a2

a3

task 2

typical features

typical features

typical features

# students

b1

b2

b3

task 3

typical features

typical features

typical features

# students

c1

c2

c3

 TARs are submitted to the course coordinator at the end of each semester for each section of each routinely assessed course. The CAR is based on TARs collected since the last CAR. 

Sample courses (TAR):