Program assessment is an ongoing, transparent, deliberate, and evidence-based process used to measure and improve student learning. It holds our programs accountable to students, families, and policymakers. It can provide meaningful comparisons between institutions based on student learning and other metrics. It encourages effective innovation in education, and supports alignment of programs with the university mission and the needs of society.
For assistance, be sure to contact your Assessment Facilitators.
- Departmental Assessment, B. Walvoord, U Notre Dame
- Effective Grading for Assessment, B. Walvoord and V.J. Anderson
- Partly-Automated Evaluation and Assessment of Written Narratives, W. Smith
- Using VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning, T. Rhodes and A. Finley
- AAC&U webpage: LEAP Outcomes and VALUE rubrics
- WASC Rubrics (program review, portfolios, general ed, capstones, PLOs)
- More Rubrics on the Internet
- Binder from WASC Workshop 10/23/13: Assessment 101
- Binder from WASC Workshop 10/24/13: Quantitative Reasoning (download page)
- Considerations in Interpreting Data, J. Rhee
- Tracking PLOs in Canvas (video 13:55), J. Rhee
- Entering PLO data in Canvas without using it for instruction (video 11:24), J. Rhee