We created our Program Assessment product to help institutions measure the effectiveness of their learning programs. This builds upon our Course-Level Assessment product by allowing programs to coordinate and execute a second set of reviews outside of the course using a different rubric and different reviewers.
Let’s start by clarifying the terminology that we use within this product.
- Program: The program through which students are learning
- Learning Outcome: The set of skills or competencies that should be obtained by students through the program
- Course: One of the ways that learning outcomes are delivered to students, typically within a program
- Assignment: Work that is performed by students (typically within a course), which can be used to demonstrate learning or competencies
To measure the effectiveness of a program, coordinators can create an assessment. Within an assessment, coordinators can define one or more collections. A collection is a group of artifacts (typically assignment submissions) that are to be evaluated using a rubric. A sample set is a subset of the total artifacts within a collection.
- Assessment: The activity of evaluating a program to measure student learning outcomes
- Artifact: A work sample that demonstrates the competencies learned by a student
- Coordinator: The persons responsible for defining and facilitating an assessment
- Collection: A grouping of similar artifacts that should be evaluated with the same rubric
- Sample Set: A reduction of the total number of collected artifacts within a collection
- Evaluator: The persons responsible for evaluating work within an assessment or collection
Get started with program assessment: Learn how a coordinator enables the Program Assessment Process.
Once an assessment is in place your reviewers can begin reviewing: Program Assessment Overview for Reviewers
Reporting helps bring the entire process full circle: Program Assessment Reporting Overview