Program (Name of Program): Assessed by: Date

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Program (Name of Program):

Assessed by:

Date (Date/Cycle of Assessment):

Mission Statement:
Program Goals:

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (PILO)

Means of Program

Assessment & Criteria for Success

Summary of Data Collected

Use of Results

PILOs state what students will:

Think (Affective)

Know (Cognitive)

Do (Behavioral)

OR, State Expectations Of:

Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions of Students

PILOs must (be):

Consistent with goals & objectives

Reasonable given the ability of students

Reflect key concepts

Clear with achievable results.

A distinction must be made b/n outcome and process. The test here is to state what students/graduates will be able to do upon graduation.

Conventionally, 4-6 PILOs are sufficient!

Specific Means of Assessment (MOA) & Criteria for Success (CS) must be identified for each PILO. That is, how are we going to measure our learning outcome and how do we conclude that students have achieved a specified level of excellence?

Criterion vs. Normative-Based Assessment that is program completer performance compared to the criterion set, or performance compared to a national or other normative group (standardized testing)

Direct vs. Indirect Means of Assessment

Direct: Various indicators of student learning outcomes: exams, papers, oral presentations, portfolios, capstone experience, etc, as evaluated by rubrics, grading etc.

Indirect: Student perception and satisfaction: end of semester evaluations, surveys (alumni and employer surveys, NSSE surveys)

Others: Enrollment trends etc.

Criteria for Success set the benchmark for determining excellence

Summarize the assessment data resulting from the actual implementation of the means of assessment outlined in Column 3.

Summary of Data should:

Be reduced to statistical summaries

Indicate the extent to which outcomes were accomplished

Result from the MOA earlier described

Be detailed to reflect assessment actually took place.

Closing the Loop.

The most important section scrutinized by accrediting agencies.

Explain the gap b/n criteria set and actual results and indicate how results are used for continuous program improvement in:


Academic process, Assessment plan etc.

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