Board of Higher Education Meeting | January 28, 2014

Learning Outcomes Assessment
System-Level Progress and
Multi-State C...
Learning Outcomes Assessment

Overview
AMCOA

Massachusetts Task Force on
Statewide Assessment
With Mass. Team, State Part...
Learning Outcomes Assessment

Background: AMCOA
All public
undergrad
campuses
AMCOA
Four regional co-chairs
Advancing asse...
Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative

Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative
Massachusetts Task Force on
Statewide Assessment
...
Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative

Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative
Multistate Collaborative
to Advance Learning
Outc...
Massachusetts and Multistate Collaborative Models

Common Goals of MA & Partner States


Develop a system-level model tha...
Massachusetts and Multistate Collaborative Models

Additional MA Goal

COLLEGE
COMPLETION

CLOSING
PREPARING ACHIEVEMENT
G...
Massachusetts and Multistate Collaborative Models

Components
AREAS OF CONSISTENCY
ACROSS STATES:

AREAS OF FLEXIBILITY
AC...
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Update on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

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Update on development of system-wide program of learning outcomes assessment, both within Massachusetts public higher education and within the new Multistate Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment. Presented by Pat Crosson, Senior Advisor for Academic Policy, and Bonnie Orcutt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment, to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education on January 28, 2014.

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  • Update on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

    1. 1. Board of Higher Education Meeting | January 28, 2014 Learning Outcomes Assessment System-Level Progress and Multi-State Collaborative Pat Crosson, Senior Advisor for Academic Policy Bonnie Orcutt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment
    2. 2. Learning Outcomes Assessment Overview AMCOA Massachusetts Task Force on Statewide Assessment With Mass. Team, State Partner Team State Level Multistate Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment 9 states + SHEEO + AAC&U 2
    3. 3. Learning Outcomes Assessment Background: AMCOA All public undergrad campuses AMCOA Four regional co-chairs Advancing assessment of student learning on public campuses; strengthening campus assessment capabilities DHE: Carlos Santiago, Senior Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs; and Bonnie Orcutt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment 3
    4. 4. Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative Massachusetts Task Force on Statewide Assessment Providing broad oversight for Massachusetts State Level Massachusetts Team State Partner Team Bonnie Orcutt, Chair Pat Crosson, Chair Developing a statewide assessment model of student learning for MA public campuses Representing MA in the Multistate Collaborative to develop a multistate program of assessment DHE: Commissioner Freeland; Pat Crosson, Senior Advisor for Academic Policy; and Bonnie Orcutt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment 4
    5. 5. Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative Massachusetts LEAP State Initiative Multistate Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment 9 states + SHEEO + AAC&U Multistate Collaborative (MSC) Working Group Pat Crosson, Chair; teams from each of the state partners: CT, IN, KY, MA, MO, MN, OR, RI, and UT Preparing a model and pilot plan for the MSC 5
    6. 6. Massachusetts and Multistate Collaborative Models Common Goals of MA & Partner States  Develop a system-level model that builds from campus assessment  Provide accountability with public reporting and cross-state comparison  Utilize common framework of AAC&U LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes and VALUE Rubrics  Provide an alternative to mandated use of a standardized test  Promote faculty engagement in assessment work  Encourage ongoing collaboration across campuses and states 6
    7. 7. Massachusetts and Multistate Collaborative Models Additional MA Goal COLLEGE COMPLETION CLOSING PREPARING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS CITIZENS STUDENT LEARNING 7
    8. 8. Massachusetts and Multistate Collaborative Models Components AREAS OF CONSISTENCY ACROSS STATES: AREAS OF FLEXIBILITY ACROSS STATES:  Use of authentic student work   Common framework of AAC&U LEAP Outcomes and VALUE Rubrics Management of statewide assessment  Institution selection, number, and rotation  Confidentiality with de-identification  Centralized scoring by faculty  Sampling—process and size  Reporting  Reporting structure  Aggregated scores by segment  Results of comparative analyses by segment within and across states  Data returned to each institution— scores, analysis, student work 8
    9. 9. Discussion
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