Maximizing student learning through evidence-based assessment
Assessment at CMU...
Student learning outcomes assessment at CMU is defined as the ongoing monitoring of the extent to which students are developing the knowledge, skills, beliefs, and attitudes that are appropriate for graduates of their respective academic programs. Assessment of student learning assists programs in defining course goals and outcomes. Assessment data provides information for faculty development of strong programs, effective curricula, and innovative teaching. In addition, student learning outcomes assessment assists programs, departments, councils, colleges, and the university in accreditation by providing evidence of quality teaching and learning. --Policy on Student Learning Outcomes at CMU
Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessments
AAC&U Value Rubrics
2nd Annual CMU Assessment Retreat
Assessment Levels: Institution-Level Assessment
depiction of student learning at the institutional level based primarily on
data collected from institutional measures such as NSSE (National Study of
Student Engagement), CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program), etc.
Program-Level Assessment: an ongoing monitoring of the extent to
which students are developing the knowledge, skills, beliefs and
attitudes that are appropriate for graduates of the respective academic
: formative and summative assessments that address student learning achievements of an entire class or the effectiveness of individual or multiple-section courses.