Annual Assessment Report

An annual program report must be submitted for any SJSU degrees, certificates, or credential programs. The format of the assessment report can be downloaded: 2020 Annual Assessment Report Template. Assessment reports are due on March 15 of each academic year, and should be emailed to academicassessment@sjsu.edu or via Nuventive. For step-by-step instructions on entering data into Nuventive, and other software related questions, please reach out to the Director of Assessment Priya Raman.

The report is organized into three sections designed to organize your annual assessment efforts and to inform your department’s Program Planning. Review the Step-by-Step Process for information on how to to develop an assessment plan.

Information regarding the Annual General Education Assessment Report.

Part A: The Big Picture

  • This section will likely only need to be prepared once at the beginning of your assessment cycle, although it should be reviewed each year and updated as necessary. This information should be included in each annual report, even if it has not changed.
  • This section lists your Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and, more importantly, how they connect with your curriculum within the program and the University Learning Goals (ULGs).
  • Finally, this section presents your assessment plan for the current planning cycle in the form of a multi-year schedule (usually 7 years, updated as part of Program Planning). This schedule should indicate which PLO(s) will be assessed each year, as well as your plans for implementing changes based on assessment results, and re-assessment after changes have been given time to take effect.

Part B: What We Did This Year

  • This section details your assessment efforts over the last year (Spring 2019 and Fall 2019).
  • Which PLO(s) were assessed, how was the data collected, and what do the data tell you with regard to student achievement on this PLO? What do you plan to do, if anything, to improve future achievement levels (i.e., “close the loop”)?

Part C: Keeping Track of the Changes (“Closing the Loop”)

  • This section is meant to keep a running record of your efforts to improve your students’ outcomes. This table should grow throughout your assessment cycle and will be an important part of your next Program Plan.
  • Create a new row in the table each time you propose a change as a result of your assessment efforts. Then be sure to keep track of your change efforts in subsequent years.