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Curriculum & Assessment

Analyzing and Using Data


What to do with data

In most cases, departments will analyze and interpret their own data; however, the Assessment Steering Committee and Office of Institutional Research are available to assist in analyzing raw data. Once analyzed, the department should review the data to determine whether changes based on the data are to be made, and summarize it on the Course or Program Assessment Report Form.

How to use data results

Results should be reviewed by all involved faculty and shared with the dean and Assessment Steering Committee (via the Course or Program Assessment Report Form). Results should also be reported when submitting syllabi for review to Curriculum Committee. After reviewing results, faculty may make recommendations for change to their department chair/dean.

Reporting results

Results are reported via the Course, Program and General Education Assessment Report Forms. Forms are available for download on the assessment web site or from the Assessment Steering Committee.




Assessment and its Importance

Find out what assessment encompasses and why it is important for our academic institution to participate in the process.

Assessment Committee

A brief description of the Assessment Committee, as well as an archive of meeting agendas and minutes. Go directly to the Assessment Committee meeting minutes.

Assessment vs. Grades & Evaluation

Discover the difference between assessment and evaluation. Information on the use of both assessment and evaluation is provided.

Course, Program, & General Education Assessment

Contains information on each of the three types of assessment that are conducted on a regular basis at Washtenaw Community College.

Assessment Responsibility

The Assessment Responsibility section provides information regarding the responsibility of each faculty member and the institution as a whole with respect to assessment.

Steps to Developing an Assessment Plan

Provides a step-by-step set of guidelines for developing an assessment plan for an individual course or program.

Assessment Tools

Outlines information on appropriate assessment tools as well as sample assessment methods.

Creating a Scoring Rubric

Provides a description of a scoring rubric as well as a link to a downloadable template.

Analyzing and Using Data

Find out what to do with your data once it has been collected.

Glossary of Assessment Terms

Find out Glossary of Assessment Terms.

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