Assessment Plan

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The Assessment Plan section is where you indicate the direct and indirect measures (hyperlink to these definitions in Academic Program Assessment section) that you will use to assess each of your outcomes.

Best Practices for Assessment Plan

  • Your Assessment Plan should match the Curriculum Map and should contain, at a minimum, one direct and one indirect measure for each outcome.

  • We suggest that you complete all of the text fields for each measure, so that all pertinent information is in the same location.

  • If you have a measure that aligns with multiple outcomes (e.g. an exit survey that asks students to self-assess all outcomes, a capstone assignment that aligns with all outcomes), you are able to copy that measure to other outcomes.

  • Be sure to attach any evaluation forms, rubrics, or exit surveys to your plan. If one of these tools addresses multiple outcomes, you only need to attach it to the first outcome it addresses, and just make a note about the attachment in subsequent outcomes.

  • Once you have built your first Assessment Plan, you are able to copy that plan for subsequent academic years and make any needed changes.

  • Here are examples of reporting measures for an undergraduate program and a graduate program.

Evaluation of Assessment Plan

  • Excellent rating: Your Assessment Plan includes at least one direct and one indirect measure for each outcome; the measures are appropriate, as evidenced by the tools (e.g., rubrics, surveys); and target and ideal performance levels are specified and are an appropriate match to the tools.

  • Outstanding rating: Your Assessment Plan has been rated as Excellent for three consecutive years or more.

  • To view the rubric that we use to evaluate this section, click on Review Method in this section of your Taskstream workspace.

Submission instructions for this section are available in the Standing Requirements section.

Question Mark Graphic If you have any questions about reporting in Taskstream, please contact the OIA Assessment Team.