Measures/Instruments

Academic Direct Measures
Academic Indirect Indicators
Administrative Measures
Non-Measures of Student Learning

The list below corresponds to a certain degree to the available options presented in our online software.  However, we have added some and moved some items to other categories based upon our protocols.  Please remember that an assessment activity such as any of those in the list below does not necessarily translate directly into a measure of student learning.  For example, writing a paper allows a student to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.  The rubric with which it is graded allows the faculty to drill down to areas of strengths and weaknessess related to the departmental student learning outcomes. A well designed assessment plan will use a mix of methodologies, and direct and indirect measures to gauge student competencies.  Using more than one measure allows you to triangulate your results, increasing the probablility that the findings will present an acurate picture of student achievement.

Please remember that the course level measures must be embedded in a core course to appropriately gague student learning related to your student learning outcomes at the program level. There are, of course, many useful measures that are used at the course level by faculty that allow them to gauge the achievement level during the progression of the course.

ACTIVITIES THAT CAN RESULT IN ACADEMIC DIRECT MEASURES

  • Capstone Assignment
  • Comprehensives
  • Internship (supervisor) Evaluation
  • Licensure Exam; if you can obtain the results indicating student competencies by domain
  • Performance
  • Portfolio
  • Pre-Post Test
  • Presentation
  • Project
  • Standardized Test; if you can obtain the results indicating student competencies by domain
  • Thesis/Project
  • Video/Audiotape
  • Written Assignment
  • Writing Exam
  • Other Acad Direct Measures
    • Existing Data (longitudinal)
    • Labs
    • Case Study
    • Portfolio; Process - practice in skill of revising, reflective paper, philosophical statement
    • Portfolio; Presentation - resumes, philosophical statement, collection of important work
    • Praticum

 


ACADEMIC INDIRECT INDICATORS

( NOTE: UCCS refers to these as “Indirect Measures”)

  • Alumni Survey
  • Exit Interviews 
  • FCQ Customized Questions
  • Intership Self-Evaluation
  • Student Evaluations
  • Student Survey
  • Other Acad Indicators

NONMEASURES OF STUDENT LEARNING


STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

  • Academic Program Sponsored/Supported Club and/or Other Student Activity Information
  • Faculty/Student Research
  • Faculty/Student Publications
  • Honors and Awards
  • Graduate School Acceptance

EXTERNAL CONSTITUENTS

  • Advisory Board
  • Employer Survey

FACULTY INFORMATION

  • Evaluations
  • Faculty Publications and Recognition
  • FCQ Standardized Questions

COURSE INFORMATION

  • Course Grades
  • FCQ Standardized Questions
  • Quiz/Test/Exam Overall Score
  • Syllabus

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Curriculum Review Report
  • External Report
  • Focus Group
  • Graduation Rates
  • Job Placement Data
  • Professional Standards
  • Program Review
  • Satisfaction Survey
  • Transcript Analysis

ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES

  • Activity Volume
  • Climate Survey
  • Efficiency/Effectiveness
  • Enrollment Trends
  • Evaluations
  • Faculty Student Ratios
  • Governmental Standards
  • Graduation Rates
  • Job Placement Data
  • Retention and Transfer Studies
  • Satisfaction Survey
  • Transfer Acceptance

 

Updated Summer, 2016