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Helpful Resources


Assessing student learning and institutional effectiveness (PDF), describes Middle States expectations for effective assessment. We suggest you focus on Standard V.

The Best Practices in Assessment (PDF) document gives you 10 recommendations on how to implement an assessment plan in your academic program.

The Setting Learning Outcomes (PDF) presentation gives you the basics on how to set learning outcomes for your program's assessment.

The Curriculum Mapping (PDF)presentation explains why and how programs should map their learning outcomes to individual courses.

This List of resources (PDF) details physical and electronic texts available at the American University library and through the Washington Consortium.


Review this Report example (PDF) to grasp the elements an assessment report should include.

Use the Assessment Rubric (PDF) to gauge your progress on developing and implementing an effective assessment plan.

Use this Assessment Report Template (PDF) to organize your assessment results.

The report instructions outlined on the TracDat Guidelines (PDF) explain using the template to display your assessment plan.

The Anual Report Tip Sheet (PDF) provides instructions to enter the latest progress of your assessment plan inTracDat.