The goal of all levels of assessment is to address the following two questions:
Essentially a four-stage process:
Key Differences of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Assessment: See above.
Evaluation: Concerned with the application of its findings and implies some judgment of the effectiveness, social unity, or desirability of a process. It may involve recommendations for action and how well goals are being met.
Research: Unlike assessment and evaluation, research is concerned with hypotheses formulation and testing, and the analysis of variables.
Culture of Assessment
Method of Measurement
Closing the Loop
The use of assessment results to assess the student learning experience. Closing the loop identifies what you learn from the assessment process; changes made, and move towards the next step.
The second Wednesday in February
Fall Course Assessment Results/Findings
Program Assessment Results/Findings & ICCB Program Review
June - May
Institutional Assessment Data Collection Process
September 15 of each year
Institutional Assessment Results/Findings and new outcomes in Weave
The second Wednesday in September
Spring Course Assessment Results/Findings