Assessment Plan Development

This guide outlines steps for instructors to complete their own course-level assessment program.

Course-level assessments -- and assessment in general -- are multi-step processes. In order to assess student learning most effectively, instructors should follow a process involving specifying goals and outcomes to be assessed, aligning methods and evidence with the specific learning outcomes to establish whether the outcomes have been met, collecting data, interpreting the results, and then closing the loop to identify instructional successes, refinements, and/or modifications.