An effective system of assessing program-level student learning outcomes (SLOs) includes direct measures collected near the end of the curriculum, providing demonstrated evidence of what students are able to achieve at the end of the program. WSU expects programs to regularly collect direct measures near the end of the curriculum, providing programs with information about achievement of program-level SLOs as students are completing the curriculum. Direct measures come in many forms and WSU encourages programs to choose measures that fit their needs and disciplinary expectations.
Provided below are selected examples, organized by measure type, of direct measures collected near the end of the curriculum by WSU undergraduate degree programs as reported in the annual undergraduate degree program assessment reports. The examples are intended to show a range of direct measures and are not intended to be exhaustive or show all measures collected by WSU programs.