Assessment Plans

An assessment plan is completed by each program and outlines assessment plans for the next five years. Assessment plans efficiently keep track of a program's assessment goals, progress, and improvement areas. They are a component in the Annual Assessment Reports and are required to be updated each year when the program completes the report.

Prior to looking below at the components of an assessment plan, check out this example/template of an assessment plan to understand where each of the below components lie.

Assessment Plan Components

Program Learning Goals and Outcomes

  • List the program learning goals and outcomes

Assessment Type

  • Choose whether the assessment is summative or formative for both direct and indirect evidence for all program learning outcomes

  • Decide what type of assessment to use for both direct and indirect assessment for all program learning outcomes

  • For more information on assessment types, please visit our Creating an Assignment page

Assignment

  • Specify the name of the assignment for both direct and indirect assessment for all outcome

  • State the course that the assignment will be assessed in, based on mastery in a curriculum map

  • For more information on assessment names, please visit our Creating an Assignment page

Benchmark

  • Ensure that the plan has a benchmark for each outcome that shows the percentage of students in each sample size that should be meeting or exceeding expectations (for 3 point rubrics) or scoring at proficient or exemplary (for 4 point rubrics)

Schedule

  • Specify the program's assessment schedule to show what term and year each outcome will be assessed in

  • Give details about the term and the course used to assess

  • Consult with the scheduled professor to confirm the assignment being used

Status

  • State whether the outcome was assessed at the specified term.

  • If it was not assessed that term, explain why, and when it will be assessed.