TracDat Basics November 2010. Office of Academic Affairs Robbie Teahen Associate Provost. One Approach to Outcomes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRBW8eJGTVs. Purpose of Assessment.
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Simply: To advance the quality of student learning through careful elaboration of intended learning, meaningful measures of students’ learning achievements, and systematic collection of data that informs instructional and other improvements – at the level of courses, programs, colleges, and institutions. Assessment involves going beyond the evaluation of individual student performance (Teahen, 2008).
Assessment has occurred once data
is used to make program, course, and student learning improvements.
At today’s session, you will:
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“A minimum of 85% of learners will demonstrate their ability to produce an architectural drawing that meets all specifications.”
Note: Past year performance may have been 80%, and your goal is to get to 95% by year 3.
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Learners will demonstrate their use of common functions associated with software relevant to the discipline (e.g. MS Office, SPSS, CAD, etc.)
"The result of this paradigm shift is a college where faculty are the designers of powerful learning environments, where curriculum design is based on an analysis of what a student needs to know to function in a complex world rather than on what the teacher knows how to teach, where the college is judged, not on the quality of the entering class, but on the quality of aggregate learning growth possessed by its graduates, where compartmentalized departments are replaced by cross-disciplinary cooperatives, and where every employee has a role to play and a contribution to make in maintaining a learner-centered environment (p. 5).”
-Bill Flynn, Palomar College, 1998