Assessment Plan – Year 0 Report

A printable Word document of this template can be found here. 

 

Year 0 Assessment Plan Report is due September 15th .

 

College:
Department:
Submitted by:

Indicate all majors, minors, certificates and/or options that are included in this new assessment Plan

Majors/Minors/Certificate

Options

 

 

 

 

 

 


Part 1: Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

PLOs should be written as specific, measurable statements describing what students will be able to do upon completion of the program.  The assessment of PLOs provide feedback on the expected knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students develop as they progress through their program. 

 List the program learning outcomes:

PLO#

PLO Description

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6.

 

7.

 

(Ideally, program will have no more than 5 PLO’s, if you have more than 7 you can expand the table, but consider the consolidation of outcomes)

Part 2: Development of Assessment Plan

Each plan will require the following information:
Threshold Values: Along with PLOs, plans should include threshold values; minimums against which to assess student achievement for learning outcomes.  Threshold values are defined as an established criteria for which outcome achievement is defined as met or not met.

Methods of Assessment & Data Source:  Assessment plans require evidence to demonstrate student learning at the program level.  This evidence can be in the form of a direct or indirect measure of student learning.  Both direct and indirect assessment data must be associated with the program’s learning outcomes.  An assessment rubric will also need to be included that demonstrates how evaluation of the data was used to assess student achievement.
Timeframe for Collecting and Analyzing Data:  Develop a multi-year assessment schedule that will show when all program learning outcomes will be assessed.  As graduate assessment reports are biennial, faculty review of assessment results may only occur every other year, however, annual faculty meeting to review these data and discuss student progress may be beneficial. 

2a. Curriculum Map

ASSESSMENT PLANNING CHART

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Course Alignments:
Include rubric, number and course title

Identification of Assessment Artifact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

 

 

Year to be assessed

PLO

Course

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3: Program Assessment:

The assessment plan will need to include: 1. how assessment will be conducted; 2. who receives the analyzed assessment data, and 3. how it will be used by program faculty for program improvement(s). 

1) How will assessment artifacts be identified?

 

2) How will they be collected (and by whom)?

 

3) Who will be assessing the artifacts?

 

Part 4: Program Assessment Plan:

All plans must include assessment rubrics (the methodology of how student artifacts are to be assessed, and a threshold for student success attainment.  (The chart below is an example of the information requested…you can configure your rubrics in different ways)

PLO #1 Example: Demonstrate a substantive breadth of knowledge in the field of study.

Threshold Values

 

 

 

Indicators

 

 

 

Level 1

 

 

 

Level2

 

 

 

Level 3

 

 

 

Level 4

80% of students will meet or exceed Level 3 competency

Analysis of Information, Ideas, or Concepts

 

Identifies problem types

 

Focuses on difficult problems with persistence

 

Understands complexity of a problem

 

Provides logical interpretations of data

 

 

Application of Information, Ideas, or Concepts

 

Uses standard solution methods

 

Provides a logical interpretation of the data

 

Employs creativity in search of a solution

 

Achieves clear, unambiguous conclusions from the data

 

 

Synthesis

 

Identifies intermediate steps required that connects previous material

 

Recognizes and values alternative problem solving methods

 

Connects ideas or develops solutions in a clear coherent order

 

Develops multiple solutions, positions, or perspectives

 

 

Evaluation

 

Check the solutions against the issue

 

Identifies what the final solution should determine

 

Recognizes hidden assumptions and implied premises

 

Evaluates premises, relevance to a conclusion and adequacy of support for conclusion.

 

 

(Examples provided should be deleted before submission, add additional rows for all PLO’s)

 

 Part 5: Program Assessment Plan:

1) How will annual assessment be communicated to faculty within the department? How will faculty participating in the collecting of assessment data (student work/artifacts) be notified?

 

2) When will the data be collected and reviewed, and by whom?


3) Who will be responsible for the writing of the report?

 

4) How, when, and by whom, will the report be shared?

 

5) How will past assessments be used to inform changes and improvements? (How will Closing the Loop be documented)?

 

6) Other Comments:

 

Submit report to programassessment@montana.edu