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3 tool box

  1. 1. Creating an Assessment ToolboxAmber Garrison DuncanDivision of Student AffairsUniversity of Oregon
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes Understand the role of learning outcomes in shaping student learning experiences Understand the learning outcomes formula Understand levels of Blooms taxonomy Participants will be able to recognize different types of assessment Participants will be able to describe different types of data collection Participants will be able to locate data collection tools for use in assessment
  3. 3. Assessment Process
  4. 4. Learning Outcomes……are goals that describe how a student will be different because of a learning experience. More specifically, learning outcomes are the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of mind that students take with them from a learning experience. (Suskie, 2009).
  5. 5. Brainstorm What do you want the student to be able to know or do as a result of participation? What knowledge, skill or ability should the ideal participant demonstrate?
  6. 6. Bloom’s Taxonomy Knowledge- aware, define, describe, label, list Comprehension- explain, generalize, give examples Application- apply, adopt, construct, demonstrate Analysis- analyze, compare, contrast Evaluating- assess, judge, defend, criticize, conclude Creating- create, hypothesize, construct, predict
  7. 7. Learning Outcome FormulaAs a result of Student will be able toAs a result of participantswill be able to
  8. 8. As a result of this program, student will… Bad Outcome Statement  Be able to have confidence in their abilities, realize Student Affairs can benefit their learning process and enroll in three programs. Better Outcome Statement  Demonstrate critical thinking skills as it relates to social issues Best Outcome Statement  Demonstrate the ability to analyze and respond to arguments about racial discrimination
  9. 9. Tips Limit yourself to 3-6 outcome statements Be SMART  Specific- focused on a specific learning area  Measurable- you can collect data to measure  Attainable- the outcome is attainable given the student learning level and program  Results- program is aligned with department and division learning domains  Tailored- outcome is specific to the program
  10. 10. Let’s TryPick one of your responsibilities and write outcomes statements.
  11. 11. What do you need to know? Types of Assessment Tracking – monitoring who uses our programs, services and facilities (e.g. raw numbers, frequency, age, class standing, gender, race, residence, etc). Needs Assessment – identifying needs of our students and clientele (e.g. student perceived, research supported, and institutionally expected). Satisfaction Assessment – measuring the level of student and clientele satisfaction with our programs, services, and facilities. Student Cultures and Campus Environments Assessment – assessing the collective perception of campus and student experience (e.g. campus climate, academic environment, residential quality of life).
  12. 12. Types of Assessment Outcomes Assessment – measuring the impact our services, programs and facilities have on students’ learning, development, and student success. Comparable Institution Assessment – identifying how the quality of our programs, services and facilities compare with peer institutions’ best practices. National Standards Assessment – using nationally accepted standards to assess our programs and services (e.g. national assessment inventory– EBI, CAS standard self-assessment, departmental review by consulting group). Cost Effectiveness Assessment – determining whether the programs, services and facilities we offer to students are worth the cost.
  13. 13. Creating an Assessment Toolbox Assessing can include a variety of data collection methods and it’s important to know when to use each What are tools you have in your toolbox?  Obtrusive  Surveys  Rubrics  Focus groups and interviews  Student produced work (reflections, oral/written presentations)  Unobtrusive  Banner or Database Systems  Observations  Document analysis
  14. 14. Exploring New Tools Student Voice Student Affairs Assessment Website
  15. 15. Let’s Try!For the outcomes you just wrote, what type of assessment wouldyou use to measure the impact of your program?
  16. 16. Questions?

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