College of Education (COE) programs select six to eight key program assessments to systematically measure, collect and analyze data on student learning. Faculty members enter assessment data each semester into our in-house COE Student Information System (SIS). The SIS allows us to summarize and compare data within and across programs at all levels. The data allow us to test our beliefs about our programs and make adjustments based on actual candidate performance and stakeholder feedback. During the 2012-13 academic year, using the data entered into the SIS, we began creating visuals of aggregate student performance on key assessments and posting these data on our college website, under the header “Measuring Our Success.” The use of data visuals provides not only a more engaging means for faculty to analyze student performance, but also allows us to share this information with multiple audiences. Through meeting with multiple stakeholders, we have learned how important it is to make data available to the public, as well as to our own educational community. Examples of activities and changes based on student learning data that have led to continuous improvement of candidate performance in COE programs will also be provided. By Jessica Miranda
Miranda, J. (2014, April). Measuring Our Success. Poster session presented at the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.