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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Using Assessment Data

Use of Assessment Toolkit

Below are resources that may be useful to departments and programs as they plan their use of assessment. For more information about use of assessment at WSU, see Key Assessment Elements: Use of Assessment.

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TopicAuthorResourceDescription
Use of AssessmentATL - WSUHow Assessment Informs Program DecisionsWebpage with a sampling of types of program decisions influenced by assessment
Use of AssessmentATL - WSUExamples of Using Assessment to Inform DecisionsWebpage with some general examples of how assessment can inform program decisions
Use of AssessmentATL - WSUWSU Examples of Using Assessment to Inform Program DecisionsWebpage with selected examples, organized by decision and assessment type, of how WSU undergraduate degree programs used assessment to inform decisions
Use of AssessmentATL - WSUUsing Assessment DataResource that contains some common uses of assessment data for those who are in the beginning states (or those who could benefit from a refresher) of considering how to use the data
Use of AssessmentUniversity of Hawaii, ManoaMake Undergraduate Program Decisions Based on Evaluation of Individual Student LearningResource that explores how to use results for program-level assessment and decision making
Use of AssessmentJonson, J. L., Guetterman, M. A. & Thompson Jr., R. J.An Integrated Model of Influence: Use of Assessment Data in Higher EducationThis article explores a more inclusive model of possible uses of assessment evidence
Use of AssessmentUniversity of Northern IowaOn Using Assessment Information and Closing the LoopFor those who may not know they best way to consider or use assessment results; three sections: reflecting on assessment data, assessing the assessment, responding to the data
Use of AssessmentBean, J. C., Carrithers, D. & Earenfight, T.Transforming WAC through a Discourse-Based Approach to University Outcomes AssessmentTold as a story, this article explores how Seattle University used Barbara Walvoord's methods to transform their institution (specifically their Writing Across the Curriculum program)
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