The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at pg电子下载 State University is charged with providing ongoing leadership and assistance for educational and administrative support units with developing, arranging, analyzing, and completing institutional effectiveness and assessment reports. Institutional effectiveness and assessment is an integral part of the institution’s accreditation process as defined by SACSCOC, our regional accrediting agency.

Additionally, the assessment reports provide an array of institutional information to various constituencies. These reports are designed to:

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment staff is committed to providing relevant training, research-based guidance about institutional effectiveness and assessment, program reviews, and ideas about institutional improvement to all education and administrative support units at pg电子下载 State University.

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Academic Assessment Example

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for academic assessment are written to assess what students should know or be able to do once they complete the program.


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No. Multiple measurements should be used for each outcome. Using more than one measurement will allow you to triangulate your results.

INCORRECT “The program will include instruction on oral communication techniques.” (program-centered)

CORRECT “Upon completion of the program, the student will develop necessary oral communication skills.” (student-centered)


INCORRECT “Graduates will be competitive in obtaining employment in a field relevant to their major and admission to a graduate program.

CORRECT “Graduates will be competitive in obtaining employment in a field relevant to their major.”

CORRECT “Graduates will be competitive in obtaining admission to a graduate program.

Yes. The Assessment Cycle can be found at at the “Assessment Cycle” link under Related Information. Keep in mind that you must allow enough time for assessment.

No. Grades and assessment are not synonymous. Grades do not provide meaningful data on what the student learned. Assessments provide specific data on the objectives that have been learned.

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Administrative and Academic Assessment Example

Administrative and Academic Support Services units are required to engage in assessment activities to demonstrate continuous improvement of student success and university functions, whether directly or indirectly. Additionally, assessment provides evidence that each unit is supporting institutional-level strategic planning activities.

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