Assessment

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Academic Program Assessment Review Template & Rubric

New Mexico State University
http://www.nmsu.edu

These tools promote increased intentionality, forethought about, reflection on and consideration of findings related to Academic Program Assessment. The use of analytical rubrics to provide formative feedback models good assessment practices and encourages and informs improvement.

These tools were initially conceived to foster increased knowledge of and engagement with meaningful assessment of student learning. The first iterations were developed through a faculty committee that reviewed Academic Program Assessment reports. Subsequent refinements have occurred over recent years to provide instruments that model strong practices for assessing direct evidence of learning. Descriptions of performance levels included in the rubric were revised over time to speak directly to areas that are cornerstones to effective assessment, but that are commonly neglected, inadequately addressed, or are hotbeds for confusion and/or misinterpretation of the assessment process and/or its purpose. As they exist today, the tools (and the rubrics specifically) provide formative feedback, instruction for improvement, and summative evaluation of Academic Program Assessment practices. They facilitate consistency of feedback to and across departments and provide, to a significant extent, detailed feedback in an effective and efficient manner. In addition, the tools provide the institution a means to aggregate areas of strengths and weaknesses in assessment activities and reporting at various levels beyond the department/program completing the report, including at the college- and institution-level. Aggregate results can be used to determine appropriate departmental/program, college, or institutional interventions and/or response. Aggregate results are reported to our state Legislative Finance Committee.

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Shelly Stovall

sstovall@nmsu.edu

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Core Reform Tools

Boise State University
http://www.boisestate.edu/

Reviewing and revising general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree

This tool is designed to outline the process used at one institution in order to examine its general education requirements with the goals of making major revisions to better reflect the learning outcomes desired for all graduates of the university.

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Sharon McGuire

sharonmcguire@boisestate.edu

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