I. Course Level Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Where does assessment occur?
A. Assessment in a course with one section, or
B. Assessment in a course with multiple sections, or
C. Assessment in all sections of a multi-section course, referred to as a “high-impact” course
What is assessed?
A. Assess student learning related to course objectives as stated in the course syllabus
B. Observable student behavior that demonstrates that learning is acquired on a pre-specified objective
How is the project approved?
A. A project proposal is written by faculty in an academic department and submitted to the Student Learning Outcomes Committee Chairs, the Executive Director of Assessment, Planning &
Research, and the Academic VP for approval
What methods of assessment are used?
A. Direct methods of assessment of student learning should be used, e.g.,
2. Clinical experiences
3. Field work
4. Licensure/certification examination results
5. ePortfolio or portfolio assessment
6. Juried exhibition or performance
7. Expert(s) evaluation of student projects/papers
8. Holistically scored essays
9. Objective test questions linked to assessment objectives and scored by faculty
10. Standardized tests or industry sanctioned examinations linked to course objectives
What sources do I use to learn more about classroom assessment?
1. Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers.
Angelo, Thomas A. & K. Patricia Cross, UCC Library, Cranford Stacks,
2. King’s College: www.kings.edu
3. Ferris State University: www.ferris.edu
4. North Carolina State University: www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/assmt/resource.htm