Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges

  Section 1

Section 2
  Background  Survey
 What is Assessment?
Why Assessment?
Educational Improvement
  Assessment for Learning Quiz

Section 3
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Section 4
Assessment Tools and Data

Section 5
Course Assessment

Section 6
Program Assessment


Section 7
Closing the Loop

Section 8
Implementing Assessment Training on Campus


Section 9
References & Resources



Using Materials from this Website

Data from Community College faculty suggests the following factors motivate them to do assessment. These are in rank order

1. Measurable improvement in student learning.

2. Finding out what works and what does not.

3. Consistency and fairness in grading.

4. Opportunity to collaborate with faculty within the same discipline.

5. Opportunity to collaborate with faculty in other disciplines.

6. Requirement of accreditation agencies. (To a much lesser extent)

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Resources and Links

Want campus buy-in for your assessment efforts?
Rodrigues, R. J. (2002)

Moving from paperwork to pedagogy: Channeling intellectual curiosity into a commitment for assessment.
Maki (2002b)

Outcomes assessment: A faculty project.
Watson & Klassen (2003). 



Janet Fulks
Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges (2004), Bakersfield College