Evaluating Our Assessment Program Spring 2004
What is assessment? Assessment is the ongoing process of understanding and improving student learning.
How do we assess students at PCCUA? • Instructor-created classroom assessment tools • Program-level assessment • Student Surveys • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey • Graduation survey • Standardized testing • ASSET, COMPASS, CAAP, NCLAC
To benchmark our progress To help create goals and action plans To compare perceptions held by different groups at PCCUA To provide data for our self-study Why are we evaluating our assessment program?
Levels of Implementation and Assessment Matrix (Evaluation Tool) • Created by Dr. Cecilia Lopez and the Higher Learning Commission (NCA) • Often used by NCA site-visit teams
Three Levels of Progress • Level 1—Planning • Efforts are in their infancy, progressing slower than desired, or have stalled • Level 2—Emerging • Efforts reflect the institution’s values, and progress is being made to improve and build on these efforts. • Level 3—Maturing • Efforts are structured, systematic, ongoing, and sustainable.
Levels of Progress: Scoring Information • Within each level, rate the degree of progress in that level: • Planning—1, 2, 3 • Emerging—4, 5, 6 • Maturing—7, 8, 9 • Provide only onescore per characteristic. • Faculty and Professional Staff will evaluate the assessment program as a whole – institution wide. • Faculty will also evaluate assessment within their division ( Deans will conduct the division evaluation)
Survey Says……. • Results from the Spring 2003 Survey were posted in the Assessment Newsletter and posted to the Assessment Web Page. The results established a benchmark for Evaluating the Assessment Program.
Survey Says…….. • The results from this survey will provide additional data that will be added to the self-study and the Assessment Web Page.