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Assessment Resources

Below are select resources that provide guidance for good assessment work and informs practice.

Glossary of Terms

The glossary of terms provides definitions and explanations of terminology used in assessment and the Assessment Report Template.

Assessment Report Templates

A template is provided to be filled out every assessment cycle. The template is meant to guide you through the assessment process within your academic program and ensure alignment between your programs student learning outcomes (SLOs) and how they are assessed.

For an explanation of each section within the Assessment Report Template, please refer to the Assessment Template Guide document.

Curriculum Map

Curriculum maps show where within a curriculum student learning outcomes (SLOs) are introduced, reinforced, mastered, and assessed. A curriculum map can be used to ensure alignment exists between the expected student learning learning outcomes (SLOs) and what is taught in a curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements indicating what students should know, think, or do as a result of participating in an academic degree program. SLOs are designed to specify skills, knowledge, behaviors, and beliefs that graduates of the program will know and be able to do as a result of completing their degree program.

How To Measure Outcomes

To determine if the Student Learning Outcomes is attained, a set of measurements and criteria must be identified. These measurements include instruments, assignments, projects, and any other observable activity which can be used to gauge the extent to which the learning was attained. Each SLO must include at least one direct measure. The measure matches the outcome, uses appropriate direct and indirect methods, indicates desired level of performance, helps identify what to improve, and is based on tested, known methods. 

VALUE Rubrics

VALUE Rubrics are open educational resources that enable educators to assess students' original work. The below VALUE Rubrics are provided by The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU).

Civic Engagement Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Ethical Reasoning
Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning Global Learning Information Literacy Inquiry and Analysis
Integrative and Applied Learning Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Oral Communication Problem Solving
Quanitative Literacy Reading Teamwork Written Communication