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Index of how-to materials

Not sure how to start your program assessment project? Try our step-by-step guides: Plan for assessment Choose a …

Basic Steps of Program Assessment

Define the program goals and/or mission. Establish student learning objectives/outcomes (SLOs). Determine “learning opportunities” (i.e., where the learning …

Choose a Method to Collect Data/Evidence

Part 1. Data-collection Methodology: Direct and IndirectPart 2. Benefits and Drawbacks of Data-collection MethodsPart 3. Evaluate Your Choice …

Develop Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

What are program student learning outcomes? Why develop and publish program student learning outcomes? Characteristics of program student …

Curriculum Mapping / Curriculum Matrix

What is it? Why do it? What does a curriculum map/matrix look like? How is a curriculum map …

Creating and Using Rubrics

Part 1. What is a rubric?Part 2. Why use a rubric?Part 3. What are the parts of a …

Using Portfolios in Program Assessment

On this page: What is a portfolio? Portfolios as a data-collection method for assessment Advantages and disadvantages Creating …

Develop a Capstone

The first half of this document defines and discusses the capstone experience. The latter half covers using capstones for …

Report & Use Assessment Results

Congratulations are in order if you have completed an assessment activity! Assessment results are meant to improve teaching …