Use of Assessment
Use of Assessment Toolkit
The resources below are intended to help programs and faculty as they consider their use of assessment. ACE is available to collaborate with undergraduate degree programs to facilitate faculty discussions related to using assessment to inform decision-making; contact us for additional information.
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|Quick Guide||ACE - WSU||Quick Guide to Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making (PDF)||Resource intended to help WSU programs and faculty consider good practices for using assessment to inform decision-making|
|Guiding Questions||University of Northern Iowa||On Using Assessment Information and Closing the Loop (PDF)||Resource with a variety of questions to stimulate conversations and suggest starting points for action on information gained from assessment activities; divided into three sections: reflecting on assessment data, assessing the assessment, responding to the data|
|Examples||Various WSU Programs||WSU Examples of Use of Assessment||Webpage featuring a selected sample of uses of assessment from WSU programs in various disciplines, collected annually since 2015|
Additional Resources and Scholarship
Baker, G., et al. (2012). Using Assessment Results: Promising Practices of Institutions That Do It Well (PDF). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).
Jonson, J., et al. (2014). An Integrated Model of Influence: Use of Assessment Data in Higher Education (PDF). Research & Practice in Assessment.
Montenegro, E. & Jankowski, N. (2020). A New Decade for Assessment: Embedding Equity into Assessment Praxis (PDF) (Occasional Paper No. 42). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).
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Suskie, L. (2018). Chapter 26: Using evidence of student learning to inform important decisions. In Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Walvoord, B. (2010). Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments and General Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Suskie, L. Blog posts categorized ‘Sharing and Using Results‘, A Common Sense Approach to Assessment in Higher Education Blog.